Re: [dev] which minimal os

From: lordkrandel <>
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2011 12:10:50 +0100

I've found Crunchbang (the minimal one) being stable and light
enough for a netbook.

My build was based on Ubuntu, but it's stripped enough and you
can of course strip it more. I opted for the Openbox wm (not so
hardcore) because the keyboard on my netbook (Dell mini 9)
is crippled, especially modifiers key (Ctrl,Shift,Alt...),
so I still rely much on the touchpad.

After a couple of years I can say it's reliable for netbook-use (mail,
scripting, surfing, syncing home/work networks, everywhere use).

Forums are full of "creative" people who post screenshots every month,
nobody flamed me there, there is also some scripting activity...
I'm not sure an everyday poster so I can't tell more than this.

New Crunchbang (Statler, I think) is Debian based. I never had time
to upgrade tho.

If I had time I'd test the Archbang. Arch is really customizable
and lightweight, even if it's not "TR00" like Plan9. Italian Archlinux
community is big, and I've used that distro for a while, just had
problems with usb install or wifi drivers, can't remember...

I'll give it a try when I find the time to backup, format and reinstall.


On 17/02/2011 9.14, Benoit Chesneau wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 8:48 AM, Emmanuel Benisty<> wrote:
>> On Sat, Feb 12, 2011 at 1:34 AM, Benoit Chesneau<> wrote:
>>> What would you choose for a really minimal OS?
> Funny how people can't answer to simple feedback these days. I was
> looking for experience sharing but it seems this ml was the wrong
> place.
> - benoît

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