Saturday, 11 December 2010

New ArchBang Live CD "Symbiosis" in January 2011

Another newly found favorite, ArchBang, is going to release a new version in January 2011. Here's a screenshot. Not that I needed a new release because it is just Arch Linux under the hood and that's been updating perfectly here for the last two months without any stability problems or other issues. I am now running the latest 2.6.36 kernel etc. with wireless still working.

A new release will be good though for if you're just running from disc or USB to get a fresh image.

I'm very impressed and find myself in ArchBang most of the time. Looks like they're sticking to the Openbox and Xfce4 combination this time which is good. It's very comfortable. I have installed Window Maker as well and between the two it's really a great experience, and feels very different from the main environments. More about that another time.

ArchBang with Window Maker

5 comments:

  1. Have you ever tried to install this ArchBang LiveCD in new computer (hardware compatibility issues?). Thanks.

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  2. @John Ortiz
    Hi John, I have it installed on a new laptop, bought in October, an Acer Aspire 5551. You can see the spec on http://all-things-linux.blogspot.com/2010/10/wanted-acer-aspire-5551-seeks-distro.html

    If you read my review of Archbang 2010.09 you'll get tips on how to get wifi to work. Thanks for reading!

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  3. @John Ortiz
    Archbang and RedHat/Fedora have been better here than most with hardware. The Ati card works well with the free driver, but I haven't tried gaming. There is a guide on the Archbang web site how to install proprietary graphics drivers, and on the Arch wiki too.
    Some others did not even recognise the wired NIC. Archbang actually fits me best right now on this laptop, and getting rolling updates from the Arch repos you're always up to date, but you can also exclude packages from upgrading in /etc/pacman.conf if you want something more stable. Like the kernel, so you don't have to recompile modules all the time.

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  4. Archbang has impressed me so much that it has become my main and only OS. I cannot be bothered with anything else, it runs flawless unlike those other clunkers.

    Very stable!

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  5. @Anonymous
    That's true, it's still running great here. Does not deteriorate and always works as expected. A clean and fast base.

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