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Last Update: 2023-06-14 01:20 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: 208 (39), 6 months: 126 (79), 3 months: 152 (56), 4 weeks: 130 (62), 1 week: 99 (96)

Average visitor rating: 9.09/10 from 11 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 12.0 11.1
Release Date 2023-06-13 2021-09-23
End Of Life    
Price (US$) Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1500-1600 1500-1600
Free Download ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Openbox Openbox
Package Management DEB DEB
Release Model Fixed Fixed
Office Suite GOffice GOffice
Processor Architecture i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS
Asian Language Support -- --
Full Package List 12.0 11.1
Package 12.0 11.1
abiword (3.0.5) 3.0.5 3.0.4
alsa-lib (1.2.10) 1.2.8 1.2.4
amdgpu (23.0.0) -- 19.1.0
bash (5.2.15) 5.2 5.1
bind (9.18.19) -- --
chromium (117.0.5938.132) -- --
cups (2.4.7) 2.4.2 --
dhcp (4.4.3-P1) 4.4.3 4.4.1
e2fsprogs (1.47.0) 1.47.0 1.46.2
firefox (118.0.1) 102.12.0 78.14.0
freetype (2.13.2) 2.12.1 2.10.4
gcc (13.2.0) 12.2.0 10.2.1
gimp (2.10.34) 2.10.34 2.10.22
glibc (2.38) 2.36 2.31
gnome-shell (45.0) -- --
gnucash (5.4-1) -- --
gnumeric (1.12.55) 1.12.55 1.12.48
grub (2.06) 2.06 --
gtk (4.12.3) 4.8.3 3.24.24
httpd (2.4.57) -- --
inkscape (1.3) -- --
k3b (23.08.1) -- --
kmod (31) 30 28
krita (5.2.0) -- --
libreoffice (7.6.2) -- --
linux (6.5.5) 6.1.27 5.10.46
Package 12.0 11.1
lxpanel (0.10.1) -- --
mariadb (11.0.3) -- --
mate-desktop (1.26.2) -- --
mesa (23.2.1) 22.3.6 20.3.5
mysql (8.1.0) -- --
nautilus (45.0) -- --
NVIDIA (535.113.01) -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.6.1
openjdk (21) -- --
openssh (9.4p1) 9.2p1 8.4p1
openssl (3.1.3) 3.0.9 1.1.1k
perl (5.38.0) 5.36.0 5.32.1
php (8.2.11) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.27.8) -- --
postfix (3.8.2) -- --
postgresql (16.0) -- --
Python (3.12.0) 3.11.2 3.9.2
qt (6.5.3) 5.15.8 5.15.2
samba (4.19.0) 4.17.8 --
systemd (254.5) 252.6 247.3
thunderbird (115.3.1) -- --
vim (9.0) 9.0 8.2
vlc (3.0.18) 3.0.18 3.0.16
wayland (1.22.0) -- --
xfdesktop (4.18.1) -- --
xorg-server (21.1.8) 21.1.7 1.20.11

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Version: 12.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2023-09-22
Votes: 2

For me I like this interface, and lightweight size. It's good for making server and it can be use on old pc. This linux stable for now and can be customize I think this distro no need to update frequently. Just update when have a big changer only all package for me already complete no need to add more package. But what I hope is can you make iso for "test software" on raspberry pi4 I have raspberry pi4 and I hope I can test software on it before install on my pc. One more I hope you can make bigger forum for discussion about how to install some software on this linux distro. Yes the way is like install software on debian but some software requires manual install library. I think maybe it's good if you can help me solve 2 of this problems
1. Make iso for raspberry pi4(if you can put x86driver on it, if cannot it's ok)
2. Make bigger forum for discussion about software installation

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Version: 12.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2023-08-08
Votes: 11

IMO, crunchbangplusplus is the best base to build any server or even desktop! The minimalistic base is sufficient for servers and since it's debian based it is rock solid stable. The Debian base also allows the user to access the best repos. This distro may be challenging for a Linux newb so if new to Linux, watch a few videos from youtube prior to adopting and then dive in. The default config will get you a working system but you'll need to edit config files for changes, hence the youtube reference. Perhaps try running it in a virtual environment till you are confident. Debian now has non-free drivers that makes Debian the perfect foundation and #!++ makes the power user system. Mad Props #!++ team!!!!!

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Version: 12.0
Rating: 2
Date: 2023-08-06
Votes: 0

Not a bad distro... if you have a very outdated PC that is !!

It will not be installed on ANY new computer (see: having nvme SSD) because of the half-baked ISO things will be break miserably during the installation, it wont be able to format the EFI partition , even if you do this by yourself, then the installer will break with an grub-install error. Thats is all..
QA non existed or very low I belive. 2 point just because you can use it as 'live' lol now beause it is practically useless to be installed on 'modern' systems

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