Popular Distribution 'Crunchbang' (#!) Stops Development

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It seems that the Debian based distribution's time has finally come. Crunchbang (#!) Linux has decided to end the project. The project's developer Philip Newborough writes:
I have decided to stop developing CrunchBang. This has not been an easy decision to make and I’ve been putting it off for months. It’s hard to let go of something you love.
He goes on to reason that:
I’m leaving it behind because I honestly believe that it no longer holds any value, and whilst I could hold on to it for sentimental reasons, I don’t believe that would be in the best interest of its users, who would benefit from using vanilla Debian.
With friends using this on their main machines, and as an old #! user myself with the distribution sitting on a couple of old laptops, I'm personally sad to see it go. It will be interesting to see what comes out of this announcement.

Re: I don't know.... (Score: 2, Informative)

by tanuki64@pipedot.org on 2015-02-07 18:05 (#2WYJ)

There are certainly many Linux distributions, which I don't know. Even though I use Linux since Kernel 0.9x. However, to call a Linux distribution "popular" I'd require at least some coverage in the media.

These are popular distributions:
http://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=major

Though I don't know what BSD is doing in a list of popular Linux distributions. :-D

Distrowatch Page Ranking:
http://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=popularity

No mention of #!. Last 12 month... 286 Distros, but no #!.

It does no mean that #! is not good. Does not mean there isn't a substantial (what counts as substantial?) community. It just means, this distribution is widely unknown, which IMHO contradicts "popular".
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