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CPU over 40% much of the time on the old Compaq :D
 

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Analoguesat said:
CPU over 40% much of the time on the old Compaq :D




Shoot - does it have Valves?!
 

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Nah but steam comes out of the vents and it makes chuff chuff noises. :-rofl2


It has to be 10 years old - probably time it was given an honourable retirement in the electronics scrap bin up the tip!
 

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Tsk!

It's folk trying to turbo-charge an Abacus that gets Linux a bad name :-deadhorse
 

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Well SWMBO and I have both exhaustively (but not destructively!) tested Crunchbang for a further week and neither of us can fault it.

It is "high-level" enough that SWMBO can find and use all the Applications she needs and is happy with the Filing System yet it is "low-level" enough that I can tinker around under the bonnet with confidence - something that Windows simply doesn't allow).

V.happy.
 

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I decided to take the plunge and dual boot Crunchbang with Windoze 7 on my Netbook, after the highly successful "trial" on SWMBO's Laptop.

Had to remove Ubuntu first and having done so discovered that I could no longer Boot into Windows ("No such partition"!).

Not an enduring problem, though ................ just installed Crunchbang from a Live USB stick, updated the Grub Manager and it happily obliged by appending Win 7 to the Boot options.

Nice.
 

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Well, having read through the thread, I am tempted to try 'Crunchbang' (which sounds like a breakfast cereal). I have a spare laptop which was my stepdaughters running Ubuntu but I don't use it, preferring keeping it as a spare.

I take it you can just download crunchbang, stick it on a USB stick and either load it onto a hard drive to replace Ubuntu or run it alongside Ubuntu as dual boot?
 

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If you want to run it off a USB stick, then you also need (if using a Windows PC to do the download) to download "Universal USB Installer 1.9.0.7.exe" in order to render the ISO bootable.

All quite straightforward once you've download both the Crunchbang ISO and the Universal USB Installer to disc.

If you actually use the Ubuntu equipped device to download, then you can create a bootable USB in a Terminal:

First:

Mount your USB stick

then:

sudo ls -l /dev/disk/by-id/*usb* will confirm the mount point (probably sdc)


then:

Unmount stick (by right-click ..... you need to leave the stick physically in place)


Second: sudo dd if=/pathtoiso/crunchbang-10-120207-i386.iso of=/dev/sdX bs=4M;sync




Obviously replace pathtoiso with the path to the iso eg on mine it was /home/gordon/downloads

and

replace X with b, c or whatever was reported at step 1 (ignore the second line of the reprot which appends a "1" to the line).

You now have a Bootable USB stick!


As usual with Ubuntu it's dead easy when you get the syntax spot on!
 

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How to install it should be easy: Use "Graphical Install" and you'll see how to either wipe the disc and dedicate it to Crunchbang, or simply run it alongside any other OS's (inc. Ubuntu) by creating a Partition using the biggest available free spce. (Many other options, too)

Setting it up and customising it is fun - not hard if you ask Google or consult the Crunchbang Wiki. Loads of info and help out there. But once it has run it's post-installation script,I recommend the very first addition you make is sudo apt-get install icedove >> ie Install a Thunderbird equivalent Mail Client.

The rest is up to you - have fun!
 

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Dose the ominous silence mean catastrophe, or are you so enthralled with it you can't tear yourself away .......... ?! (Or should I say #!) :D
 

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Dose the ominous silence mean catastrophe, or are you so enthralled with it you can't tear yourself away .......... ?! (Or should I say #!) :D

No, it means I haven't got round chewit yet.....too busy with ladies on dating sites LOL....
 

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I like this Distro so much now that I've almost exclusively used it the past couple or three days - just a couple of niggly things that mean I can't about Mr.Gates for ever:

Windows Contacts have no editor app. available but I've saved the file as .csv and can actually find all my info in a single file using Geany.

Still not come across an (easy) way of running MS Money. TRied some other progs as mentioned many Posts ago, but can't get on with them. Also tried WINE (The Windows Emulator that is NOT an Emulator!).

Apart from that, all is top-hole.
 

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I'm bored now: This Distro just, well, works.

No fuss, no bother.

Fast.

No Defragmentation.

No Anti-virus or Anti-malware stuff clogging everything up.

Just reliable operation that does what you'd expect and what you'd want.



Yawn.
 

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The Love of My Life is very happy with Ubuntu and even likes the Unity Desktop that I can't get on with at all. Crunchbang looks tempting, though, and when I've solved the Samsung Tablet connectivity problem I may just give it a go,

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Unity is awful.

An attempt to make Ubuntu more "High Level" and gain more afficionados that has fallen a bit flat.
 

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I quite like Cinnamon.
 

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Not tried it - I ended up with Crunchbang because of the problems Ubuntu has with Acer onboard graphics and that Distro came up regularly during searches as the answer.

It is.
 

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Also, with a 750kbps (on a good day!) ADSL Connection and a 10GB monthly allowance, mucking around with Distros isn't really an option, sadly.
 

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Try here for cheap linux distros

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The new Ubuntu 12.10 distro has now been released. Got windoze and ubuntu on dual boot and barely use win 7 now.
 
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