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Last Update: 2023-04-30 14:42 UTC

Crunchbangplusplus, a continuation of CrunchBang Linux which was discontinued in 2015, is a minimalist distribution based on the latest stable Debian release while featuring the lightweight Openbox window manager. It is available for both i686 and x86_64 processor architectures.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 271 (9), 6 months: 270 (18), 3 months: 200 (37), 4 weeks: 123 (63), 1 week: 137 (43)

Average visitor rating: 10/10 from 4 review(s).

Crunchbangplusplus Summary
Distribution Crunchbangplusplus
Home Page https://www.crunchbangplusplus.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums http://crunchbanglinux.org/forums/
Alternative User Forums Reddit
Documentation http://crunchbanglinux.org/wiki/
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
Download Mirrors https://www.crunchbangplusplus.org/#downloadDistroWatch Torrent Archive
Bug Tracker --
Related Websites GitHub
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Feature 11.1
Release Date 2021-09-23
End Of Life  
Price (US$) Free
Image Size (MB) 1500-1600
Free Download ISO
Installation Graphical
Default Desktop Openbox
Package Management DEB
Release Model Fixed
Office Suite GOffice
Processor Architecture i686, x86_64
Init Software SysV
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS
Asian Language Support --
Full Package List 11.1
Package 11.1
abiword (3.0.5) 3.0.4
alsa-lib (1.2.9) 1.2.4
amdgpu (23.0.0) 19.1.0
bash (5.2.15) 5.1
bind (9.18.15) --
chromium (114.0.5735.90) --
cups (2.4.3) --
dhcp (4.4.3-P1) 4.4.1
e2fsprogs (1.47.0) 1.46.2
firefox (113.0.2) 78.14.0
freetype (2.13.0) 2.10.4
gcc (13.1.0) 10.2.1
gimp (2.10.34) 2.10.22
glibc (2.37) 2.31
gnome-shell (44.2) --
gnucash (5.1) --
gnumeric (1.12.55) 1.12.48
grub (2.06) --
gtk (4.10.3) 3.24.24
httpd (2.4.57) --
inkscape (1.2.2) --
k3b (23.04.1) --
kmod (30) 28
krita (5.1.5) --
libreoffice (7.5.3) --
linux (6.3.5) 5.10.46
Package 11.1
lxpanel (0.10.1) --
mariadb (10.11.3) --
mate-desktop (1.26.1) --
mesa (23.1.1) 20.3.5
mysql (8.0.33) --
nautilus (44.2) --
NVIDIA (530.41.03) --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1
openjdk (20.0.1) --
openssh (9.3p1) 8.4p1
openssl (3.1.1) 1.1.1k
perl (5.36.1) 5.32.1
php (8.2.6) --
plasma-desktop (5.27.5) --
postfix (3.8.0) --
postgresql (15.3) --
Python (3.11.3) 3.9.2
qt (6.5.1) 5.15.2
samba (4.18.3) --
systemd (253.5) 247.3
thunderbird (102.11.2) --
vim (9.0) 8.2
vlc (3.0.18) 3.0.16
wayland (1.22.0) --
xfdesktop (4.18.1) --
xorg-server (21.1.8) 1.20.11

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Version: 11.1
Rating: 10
Date: 2023-05-08
Votes: 9

1. Stable and reliable.
2. Fast and runs like a charm.
3. The initial look is clean and peaceful, unlike other distros.
4. Not bloated.
5. Openbox, do I need to say more? All you need (no need for a DE).
6. The installation script that welcomes you on your first bootup (in the terminal) is brilliant.
7. The best Conky, just simple (in a good way) and gives you all the information that you need, also easy to customize, but why? It's perfect!
8. If the people that are using LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition) discovers #!++ there would be a big migration, I'm sure of that.
9. Better than BunsenLabs, this is the true successor of the original CrunchBang when it comes to the look and feel. No "hate" against BL, they are doing their own thing, and if #!++ ever would disappear (god forbid) then BL would be my go to choice.

I could probably mention MANY more positive things about #!++, but I think you (the reader) get the point I'm trying to make. It is a crime that not more people (Linux users) are talking about #!++.

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Version: 11.1
Rating: 10
Date: 2023-05-03
Votes: 8

I've used #!++ as my daily driver for coding for about a year now. It has never failed me as far as stability, and its small footprint makes it an absolute breeze to use on older hardware. The community is super-friendly, and is always welcome to discussions or questions. I make it a habit to always try new and interesting-looking distros in VMs, but nothing has made me even remotely close to straying from #!++. Upgrades and system maintenance on a Debian-based distro is, in my opinion, still one of the most straight-forward and no-nonsense options available. I really can't say enough good things about this distribution, maintainers, and users.

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Version: 11.1
Rating: 10
Date: 2023-05-01
Votes: 12

Love CB++. Beautiful, simple, reliable. The install helper on first start-up is just what you want and need without any fancy bells or whistles. Anyone looking for a minimal and ultimately solid Debian experience would be a fool for trying this distro out. I've tried BL which was buggy and simply-overly complicated (hence the bugs) whereas CB++ keeps things the way they were meant to be. On top of tap, the forum is managed (solely?) by the actual builder so if you need any help at all you get input direct from the horse's mouth, so to speak. Highly recommended!

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