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BunsenLabs Linux

Last Update: 2018-05-01 01:37 UTC


BunsenLabs Linux is a distribution offering a light-weight and easily customizable Openbox desktop. The BunsenLabs distribution is based on Debian's Stable branch and is a community continuation of the CrunchBang Linux distribution.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 100 (114), 6 months: 75 (154), 3 months: 43 (240), 4 weeks: 73 (135), 1 week: 78 (114)

Average visitor rating: 9.13/10 from 60 review(s).


BunsenLabs Linux Summary
Distribution BunsenLabs Linux
Home Page https://www.bunsenlabs.org/
Mailing Lists  
User Forums https://forums.bunsenlabs.org
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Download Mirrors https://www.bunsenlabs.org/installation.html
Bug Tracker https://www.bunsenlabs.org/resources.html#packages-and-bug-reports
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Feature helium 20170429
deuterium
20160710
hydrogen
Release Date 2018-04-30 2017-04-29 2016-07-10
End Of Life      
Price (US$) Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 600-1200 667-879 674-899
Free Download ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Openbox Openbox Openbox
Package Management DEB (apt) DEB (apt) DEB (apt)
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite
Processor Architecture i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes
Asian Language Support      
Full Package List helium 20170429 20160710
Package helium 20170429
deuterium
20160710
hydrogen
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.6) 1.1.3 1.0.28 1.0.28
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- --
bash (4.4.18) 4.4 4.3 4.3
bind (9.13.2) -- -- --
chromium (67.0.3396.99) -- -- --
cups (2.2.8) -- -- --
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.5 4.3.1 4.3.1
e2fsprogs (1.44.3) 1.43.4 1.42.12 1.42.12
firefox (61.0.1) 52.7.3 45.9.0 45.2.0
freetype (2.9.1) 2.6.3 2.5.2 2.5.2
gcc (8.1.0) -- -- --
gimp (2.10.4) -- -- --
glibc (2.27) 2.24 2.19 2.19
gnome-shell (3.28.2) -- -- --
gnucash (3.2) -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.41) 1.12.32 1.12.18 1.12.18
grub (2.02) -- -- --
gtk+ (3.22.30) 3.22.11 3.14.5 3.14.5
httpd (2.4.34) -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.3) -- -- --
k3b (18.04.3) -- -- --
kmod (25) 23 18 18
krita (4.1.1) -- -- --
libreoffice (6.0.5) 5.2.7 4.3.3 4.3.3
linux (4.17.6) 4.9.82 3.16.39 3.16.7
Package helium 20170429
deuterium
20160710
hydrogen
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- -- --
mariadb (10.3.8) -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.3) -- -- --
mesa (18.1.4) 13.0.6 10.3.2 10.3.2
mysql (8.0.11) -- -- --
nautilus (3.28.1) -- -- --
NVIDIA (396.24) -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.5.2 3.5.2
openjdk (10.0.1) -- -- --
openssh (7.7p1) 7.4p1 6.7p1 6.7p1
openssl (1.1.0h) 1.1.0f 1.0.1k 1.0.1k
perl (5.28.0) 5.24.1 5.20.2 5.20.2
php (7.2.7) -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.13.3) -- -- --
postfix (3.3.1) -- -- --
postgresql (10.4) -- -- --
Python (3.7.0) 2.7.13 2.7.9 2.7.9
qt (5.11.1) 5.7.1 4.8.6 4.8.6
samba (4.8.3) -- -- --
systemd (239) 232 215 215
thunderbird (52.9.1) -- -- --
vim (8.1) 8.0 7.4 7.4
vlc (3.0.3) 2.2.7 2.2.4 2.2.1
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.0) 1.19.2 1.16.4 1.16.4

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
9.1
from 60 review(s)



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Version: helium
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-06-26
Votes: 0


BunsenLabs has been on my PC since the first release, absolutely love the way the BL team took CrunchBang a step further with its own release of BunsenLabs. Keeps getting better when you would think its already great as it is, but the BL team does improve the Openbox experience to the max.

OOTB nice to look at, a lot of great configs to run and enjoy the distro, a really good choice for anyone who likes configuring to get the most of their install, also easy for a noob to find their way around.

BL has one of the most benign and helpful groups of people for what I've experienced enthusiastic happy to say hello to any new person to Linux and particularly BL.

Also, like the Arch version of BL, ArchLabs too is a very fine distro for those who like Arch.

Has systemd, particularly don't like it but loyal to the BL team and forum. Hopefully, BL and others will find a systemd-free base on to build future BL releases.

Please guys, no update button for BL, that would dumb down the appeal and general use of configuring and updating with CLI.




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Version: helium
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-06-25
Votes: 0


It took me awhile to finally install BL, but when I did, it felt like going home.A great distribution. As the reviewer stated, the fourms are one of the best, and very active and most helpful.


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Version: helium
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-06-25
Votes: 0


Been using bunsenlabs since #! ended. Been very pleased. The new Helium is a bit more polished and works well. You can tweak it to just how you like it. It's very much a "keep it simple" approach. I like for my OS to get out of my way let me focus on my work without all the bling and fancy stuff distracting me. I download and try other distros all the time, but won't for a minute think of giving up BL as my main OS. It's just too easy to use.

Thanks team bunsenlabs. You have done an excellent job of keeping the #! philosophy going.


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