I have a soft spot for CrunchBang, because it was one of the first Linux distributions to offer a netbook-specific version, called CrunchEee.
But CrunchBang has come a long way in the last few years — and the latest update is the launch of a development version of CrunchBang 11 “Waldorf.”
Waldorf is based on Debian Wheezy, which is the testing branch of Debian. That means the software will be more up to date… but it also means that you’re more likely to find bugs.
In addition to moving to Wheezy, CrunchBang 11 comes preloaded with the Google Chromium web browser instead of Iceweasel, includes PulseAudio, and has a new login manager.
At this point Waldorf is only recommended for testers who are willing to kick the tires of an operating system that could be buggy. But if you’re looking for a zippy, customizeable Linux operating system, it’s worth checking out.
You can find download links at the Crunchbang website.