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BunsenLabs Linux

Last Update: 2019-04-11 06:22 UTC


BunsenLabs Linux is a distribution offering a light-weight and easily customizable Openbox desktop. The BunsenLabs distribution is based on Debian's Stable branch and is a community continuation of the CrunchBang Linux distribution.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 82 (139), 6 months: 97 (128), 3 months: 97 (131), 4 weeks: 81 (138), 1 week: 67 (145)

Average visitor rating: 8.97/10 from 79 review(s).


BunsenLabs Linux Summary
Distribution BunsenLabs Linux
Home Page https://www.bunsenlabs.org/
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User Forums https://forums.bunsenlabs.org
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Bug Tracker https://www.bunsenlabs.org/resources.html#packages-and-bug-reports
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Feature helium-4 20170429
deuterium
20160710
hydrogen
Release Date 2018-12-01 2017-04-29 2016-07-10
End Of Life      
Price (US$) Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 600-1200 667-879 674-899
Free Download ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Openbox Openbox Openbox
Package Management DEB (apt) DEB (apt) DEB (apt)
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite
Processor Architecture i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes
Asian Language Support      
Full Package List helium-4 20170429 20160710
Package helium-4 20170429
deuterium
20160710
hydrogen
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.9) 1.1.3 1.0.28 1.0.28
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- --
bash (5.0) 4.4 4.3 4.3
bind (9.15.1) -- -- --
chromium (75.0.3770.100) -- -- --
cups (2.2.11) -- -- --
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.5 4.3.1 4.3.1
e2fsprogs (1.45.2) 1.43.4 1.42.12 1.42.12
firefox (67.0.4) 60.3.0 45.9.0 45.2.0
freetype (2.10.0) 2.6.3 2.5.2 2.5.2
gcc (9.1.0) -- -- --
gimp (2.10.12) -- -- --
glibc (2.29) 2.24 2.19 2.19
gnome-shell (3.32.2) -- -- --
gnucash (3.5) -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.45) 1.12.32 1.12.18 1.12.18
grub (2.02) -- -- --
gtk (3.24.9) 3.22.11 3.14.5 3.14.5
httpd (2.4.39) -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.4) -- -- --
k3b (19.04.2) -- -- --
kmod (26) 23 18 18
krita (4.2.2) -- -- --
libreoffice (6.2.4) 5.2.7 4.3.3 4.3.3
linux (5.1.15) 4.9.130 3.16.39 3.16.7
Package helium-4 20170429
deuterium
20160710
hydrogen
lxpanel (0.10.0) -- -- --
mariadb (10.4.6) -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.22.0) -- -- --
mesa (19.1.1) 13.0.6 10.3.2 10.3.2
mysql (8.0.16) -- -- --
nautilus (3.32.1) -- -- --
NVIDIA (430.26) -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.5.2 3.5.2
openjdk (12.0.1) -- -- --
openssh (8.0p1) 7.4p1 6.7p1 6.7p1
openssl (1.1.1c) 1.1.0f 1.0.1k 1.0.1k
perl (5.30.0) 5.24.1 5.20.2 5.20.2
php (7.3.6) -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.16.2) -- -- --
postfix (3.4.5) -- -- --
postgresql (11.4) -- -- --
Python (3.7.3) 2.7.13 2.7.9 2.7.9
qt (5.13.0) 5.7.1 4.8.6 4.8.6
samba (4.10.5) -- -- --
systemd (242) 232 215 215
thunderbird (60.7.2) -- -- --
vim (8.1) 8.0 7.4 7.4
vlc (3.0.7.1) 3.0.3 2.2.4 2.2.1
xfdesktop (4.12.5) -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.5) 1.19.2 1.16.4 1.16.4

Reader Ratings
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9.0
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Version: helium-4
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-06-19
Votes: 0


Distribution très simple. Belle et très satisfaisante sur un Netbook HP. Elle me permet de faire de la bureautique, surfer sur le web, lire mes courriers électroniques, gérer une petite photothèque et même graver des CD beaucoup plus facilement et rapidement que sur mon Mac mini sous OS propriétaire. Bref, une distribution très très recommandable !


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Version: helium-4
Rating: 5
Date: 2019-06-04
Votes: 9


Thought I would take a look at BunsenLabs the supposed replacement for CrunchBang. Used CB before and like it up until it stopped development.

So far it is NOT anything like CrunchBang, offhand way similar and yet much of it is much of its own distribution. Not as fast, or easy on resources as CB, the menu is similar but BL has many more pipe-menus and a bit overdone. Almost twice the size of CB, but themes and icons are nice.

Pros: Active forum although noticed the old CB users have left. Have a very good conky and music interest section.

Cons: Too large to be a preferred minimalistic iso, the menu is poorly arranged and is my opinion a maze. BL-welcome is overdone, not what I expected and quit with the disclaimer question.

Could be a nice Debian distro, but much like other Openbox distributions that I've used. Ob should be a minimal install and not as a desktop environment as BL tends to be with Ob.

Appears to be not widely used as CrunchBang, hard comparison to live up to!



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Version: helium-4
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-06-03
Votes: 3


My go-to Linux distro. Fast. Very stable. The most efficient distro I have used to get lots of work done. Used on old out-dated pc's, and on brand new modern machines that could easily run the more boggy distros, but I use BunsenLabs on even the new machines because it works so well over the long term.

This distro is I think more for someone with a bit of experience. Not a lot of experience, but some. Maybe as the second distro to try after getting the feet wet with Mint.


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