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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: 90 (133), 6 months: 86 (130), 3 months: 86 (133), 4 weeks: 92 (138), 1 week: 87 (134)

Average visitor rating: 9.09/10 from 67 review(s).


BunsenLabs Linux Summary
Distribution BunsenLabs Linux
Home Page https://www.bunsenlabs.org/
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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 (1.1.7) 1.1.3 1.0.28 1.0.28
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- --
bash (4.4.18) 4.4 4.3 4.3
bind (9.13.3) -- -- --
chromium (70.0.3538.102) -- -- --
cups (2.2.9) -- -- --
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.5 4.3.1 4.3.1
e2fsprogs (1.44.4) 1.43.4 1.42.12 1.42.12
firefox (63.0.3) 52.7.3 45.9.0 45.2.0
freetype (2.9.1) 2.6.3 2.5.2 2.5.2
gcc (8.2.0) -- -- --
gimp (2.10.8) -- -- --
glibc (2.28) 2.24 2.19 2.19
gnome-shell (3.30.2) -- -- --
gnucash (3.3) -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.43) 1.12.32 1.12.18 1.12.18
grub (2.02) -- -- --
gtk+ (3.24.1) 3.22.11 3.14.5 3.14.5
httpd (2.4.37) -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.3) -- -- --
k3b (18.08.3) -- -- --
kmod (25) 23 18 18
krita (4.1.5) -- -- --
libreoffice (6.1.3) 5.2.7 4.3.3 4.3.3
linux (4.19.2) 4.9.82 3.16.39 3.16.7
Package helium 20170429
deuterium
20160710
hydrogen
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- -- --
mariadb (10.3.10) -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.3) -- -- --
mesa (18.2.5) 13.0.6 10.3.2 10.3.2
mysql (8.0.13) -- -- --
nautilus (3.30.3) -- -- --
NVIDIA (410.78) -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.5.2 3.5.2
openjdk (10.0.2) -- -- --
openssh (7.9p1) 7.4p1 6.7p1 6.7p1
openssl (1.1.1) 1.1.0f 1.0.1k 1.0.1k
perl (5.28.0) 5.24.1 5.20.2 5.20.2
php (7.2.12) -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.14.3) -- -- --
postfix (3.3.1) -- -- --
postgresql (11.1) -- -- --
Python (3.7.1) 2.7.13 2.7.9 2.7.9
qt (5.11.2) 5.7.1 4.8.6 4.8.6
samba (4.9.2) -- -- --
systemd (239) 232 215 215
thunderbird (60.3.1) -- -- --
vim (8.1) 8.0 7.4 7.4
vlc (3.0.4) 2.2.7 2.2.4 2.2.1
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.3) 1.19.2 1.16.4 1.16.4

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Version: helium
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-11-09
Votes: 0


The perfect Distro for everyone looking for Debian with Openbox!

It just works, has a clean default configuration and if you want you can still customize in every way!

The minimal selection of preinstalled applications is perfect in my opinion, as additional software is installed so fast and easily with apt and the welcome-script also allows to install additions if you want.

I'm running BunsenLabs on my ThinkPad T450s and my workstation pc and everything is working fine.

I was a long time distro-hopper and i think i cured my distrohopping with BunsenLabs.

The combination of Debian and Openbox makes it super stable and easy to maintain.

I would like to thank the BunsenLabs team and hope they keep up the awesome work!


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Version: helium
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-10-17
Votes: 5


All I have to say is wow! This is an awesome distro and I've been through many of them.

I've always liked Arch with KDE plasma but with openbox I can have that same feel with a compound supercharged v12 under the hood. This distro is FAST! Very enjoyable to use and configure. The Menu system out of the box is a bit clunky but with a few additions it becomes easier on the eyes and the mouse.

I'm realitivly new to linux but I've built and trashed and rebuilt a few server setups. Ubuntu Mate, Mint and Manjaro, I have to say with my limited knowledge and background that BunsenLabs takes it to another level.

Keep up the good work guys and maybe in 5 years I can help with some development.


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Version: helium
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-10-12
Votes: 8


Excelente distribución, buscaba combinar debian+openbox y bl cumple todas mis expectativas. Desarrolladores, sigan así.


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