CrunchBang 11 (Waldorf) A lightweight Debian based Linux Distribution

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[![The default CrunchBang desktop setup](http://www.revryl.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/screenshot-default-desktop-1024×640.png)](http://blog-darryldias.rhcloud.com/2013/04/crunchbang-11-waldorf-a-lightweight-debian-based-linux-distribution/screenshot-default-desktop/)
The default CrunchBang desktop setup

CrunchBang is a Debian based lightweight Linux distribution, created by Philip Newborough, designed to offer speed and functionality. CrunchBang uses the Openbox window manager with GTK+ applications.

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Openbox is a highly configurable window manager which allows you to change almost every aspect of how you interact with your desktop and invent completely new ways to use and control it. Yet Openbox can also be kept extremely simple, as it is in the default setup. In short, Openbox gives you control without making you do everything. CrunchBang is intended to be very light on resources, enabling it to run on old as well as new computers. CrunchBang Linux currently provides an Openbox version for i686, i486, and amd64.

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CrunchBang may look as an OS for old computers but works great on newer computers. CrunchBang is also used by developers Who want to maximise performance for their application and want to use the least amount of system resource while doing so. By taking least amount of system resource the OS gives the user the rest of the system to use any other application.

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Here is the Official website of CrunchBang: 

Install/Upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.8.8 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

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**Linux Kernel 3.8.8 **is the eighth maintenance release for Kernel 3.8 series which is now available for download for all Linux users. This new release brings some ARM fixes and sound enhancements. In this page, we will see as usual how to upgrade to this new kernel using a bash script dedicated for users of Ubuntu, Linux Mint and any other Ubuntu-based system.

Here are some of the new fixes in kernel 3.8.8:

  • **    x86-32: Fix possible incomplete TLB invalidate with PAE pagetables**
  • **    SCSI: libsas: fix handling vacant phy in sas_set_ex_phy()**
  • **    ARM: imx35 Bugfix admux clock**
  • **    ARM: Kirkwood: Fix typo in the definition of ix2-200 rebuild LED**
  • **    ASoC: wm8903: Fix the bypass to HP/LINEOUT when no DAC or ADC is running**
  • **    ALSA: usb-audio: fix endianness bug in snd_nativeinstruments_***

Linux Kernel 3.8.8 Installation
Enter these commands for Ubuntu 13.04/12.10/12.04 or Linux Mint 14/13 or older:

cd /tmp

wget http://dl.dropbox.com/u/47950494/upubuntu.com/kernel-3.8.8 -O kernel-3.8.8

chmod +x kernel-3.8.8

sudo sh kernel-3.8.8

Now Reboot

Enjoy!

ArchBang: ArchLinux + OpenBox

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2011-10-01-192203_1024x768_scrotArchBang Linux is a simple lightweight rolling release Linux distribution based on a minimal Arch Linux system with the Openbox window manager. ArchBang is especially suitable for high performance on old or low-end hardware with limited resources. It woks on high performance hardware also very efficiently. ArchBang’s aim is to provide a simple out-of-the-box Arch-based Linux distribution with pre-configured Openbox desktop suite, adhering to Arch principles.

ArchBang has been recommended as a fast installation methord for ArchLinux for people who have experience installing Arch but want to avoid the more comman way to install ArchLinux on a PC. ArchBang is available in i686 or x86_64/amd64 cd-image for LiveCD installing or installed on a USB flash drive.

The Archbang live CD is designed to allow the user to test the operating system prior to installation.

The LiveCD/CD-image can be downloaded from below:

ArchBang Official website can be visited by clicking the button below

Enjoy!

Install Linux Kernel 3.8.7 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

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**Linux Kernel 3.8.7 **is the seventh maintenance release for the kernel 3.8 series bringing more updates and various bugfixes. In this guide, we will help you install this kernel in Ubuntu/Linux Mint using a bash script. The kernel files can be obtained from here.

Here are some fixes in kernel 3.8.7:

  • **    NFSv4: Doh! Typo in the fix to nfs41_walk_client_list**
  • **    r8169: fix auto speed down issue**
  • **    ARM: EXYNOS: Fix crash on soft reset on EXYNOS5440**
  • **    msi-wmi: Fix memory leak**
  • **    x86: Fix rebuild with EFI_STUB enabled**
  • **    EISA/PCI: Fix bus res reference**
  • **    drm/nouveau: fix handling empty channel list in ioctl’s**
  • **    ALSA: hda – fix typo in proc output**
  • **    ALSA: hda – bug fix on return value when getting HDMI ELD info**

Linux Kernel 3.8.7 Installation**(Main)**

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Enter these commands:

cd /tmp

wget http://dl.dropbox.com/u/47950494/upubuntu.com/kernel-3.8.7 -O kernel-3.8.7

chmod +x kernel-3.8.7

sudo sh kernel-3.8.7

Now reboot

Enjoy!