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CrunchBang Linux

CrunchBang Linux
CrunchBang Linux 11 Waldorf
OS family Unix-like
Working state Current
Source model Open source with proprietary components
Latest release 11 20130506 (Waldorf) / 6 May 2013 (2013-05-06)[1]
Update method APT
Package manager dpkg, with several front-ends
Kernel type Linux
Default user interface Openbox
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CrunchBang Linux (abbreviated #!) is a Linux distribution derived from Debian by Philip Newborough.

CrunchBang is designed to use comparatively few system resources.[2] Instead of a desktop environment it employs a customized implementation of the Openbox window manager. Many of its preinstalled applications use the GTK+ widget toolkit.

CrunchBang has its own software repository but draws the vast majority of packages from Debian's repositories.[3]


CrunchBang Linux currently provides an Openbox version for i686, i486 and amd64 architectures.[4] Until October 2010 there also was a "Lite" version with a limited number of installed applications. This version was discontinued after the distribution on which it was based - Ubuntu 9.04 - was no longer supported.

CrunchBang 10, made available in February 2011, was the first CrunchBang version that was based on Debian.[5] The current version, CrunchBang 11, was made available on 6 May 2013.[6]

Each CrunchBang Linux release is given a version number as well as a code name, using a name of a Muppet Show character. The first letter of the code name also corresponds to the first letter of the upstream Debian release (previously Debian Squeeze and CrunchBang Statler and currently Debian Wheezy and CrunchBang Waldorf).


In May 2013 Jim Lynch of reviewed CrunchBang 11. He stated:


  1. ^ CrunchBang 11 "Waldorf" Released
  2. ^ About CrunchBang Linux
  3. ^ About CrunchBang Linux
  4. ^ DistroWatch "CrunchBang Linux". Retrieved on 28 January 2014.
  5. ^ CrunchBang 10 "Statler" Released
  6. ^ CrunchBang 11 "Waldorf" Released
  7. ^ Lynch, Jim (2013-05-21). "CrunchBang 11 Waldorf Review". Retrieved 2013-05-25. 

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