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: 1)

by elijah@pipedot.org on 2015-02-07 19:26 (#2WYK)

Yeah, you're making a good point, I just would have used that as your first comment. As far as coverage in the media, just concerning the announcement, articles have come from all over including IT World, Phoronix, and Liliputing. These may not be in your 'top-ten' sites, but there is some buzz out there about the closing, enough to get most of the sites like this one to post a blurb about the story.

'Popular' may not be fully justified, but there's little I can do now to change it anyway. I guess I can try to keep a better look out in the future.
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