Crunchbang Linux #!

After recently switching my primary operating system to Linux Mint, which I highly recommend, I’ve been searching around for the fastest – the top notch – Linux Distro. I wanted simple. I wanted quick. I wanted a smooth install. I came across something called #!… First thing’s first…
1) Install Crunchbang Linux #!
http://www.crunchbang.org

While installing say yes to all the initial install options as they’re recommended and go through the motions…
Once complete you’ll find Crunchbang does not allow you to make desktop icons and is limited as far as the convenience of environment. It is not made to be a flashy operating system by any means. It’s bare bones, to the point, and will get the job done. It is quick, efficient, and not cluttered with nonsense. I liked everything about this distro except at first I couldn’t find out how to exit the “run” command once clicked (After googling it, I found out it was simple as hitting exit). After some more googling of how to fix the desktop environment I found out you could install MATE onto crunchbang which will enable you to have all the features of all the flashy desktop distro’s. Open up the command terminal and paste the following two commands to get this up and running…

$ sudo apt-get install –no-install-recommends marco dconf-editor mate-polkit mate-terminal caja caja-open-terminal caja-gksu mate-session-manager mate-panel mate-menus mate-media-gstreamer mate-settings-daemon-gstreamer mate-icon-theme mate-notification-daemon
$ sudo update-alternatives –config x-session-manager

Type the number where MATE is listed and Hit Enter…
Reboot…
Once this was complete I found the operating system I’ve been looking for. The best one I’ve come across yet on top of Linux Lite, Linux Mint, Kali Linux, and Lubuntu. You can customize it any which way you’d like – changing the desktop environment to MATE is only one configuration option that sealed the deal for me. I’m presenting it to everyone on the web as it took a second for me to find out how to change it. I hope this helps! I’m going to go back to customization with the debian command prompt. There’s such a wide variety of options with Linux that it never gets old… It’s perfect for an A.D.D. tech geek!
 

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