The alpha of Crunchbang 'Statler' has a XFCE version now too
(XFCE and Openbox)
I've been testing the Xfce version for the last few days! The Xfce4 panel is "killed" by default in favor of Tint2 and stuff to make it "Crunchbangy," but it's an easy fix by editing the ~/.config/xfce4/autostart.sh
file to bring up the Xfce4 panel. Adding my favorite li'l applets is just a few mouse clicks in Synaptic. If nothing else, Crunchbang Statler (so cool - they name it after Muppets!) is a super-easy way to install Debian Squeeze/Xfce (or Openbox)! Another way cool benefit is that with just a quick li'l edit of the sources list (change "Squeeze" to "Testing"), it's rolling release!
No more huge upgrades or reinstalls every 6 months. Of course if it's Debian Stable you want, leave the Sources list alone, because Squeeze is going to Stable pretty soon anyway.
Corenominal has done an amaaaaazing job with it. I had a li'l sound issue that kinda sorta fixed itself with a re-install and update. Statler lets me get acquainted with my inner geek without making me give up my love of simplicity. I'm glad I don't have to choose just one between these two awesome distros! I get to use both. Mint Xfce is easier to share with friends (and it doesn't scare them away like Crunchbang does with it's deep, stark Conkyness). I would be hard-pressed to pick one if I had
to choose only one!
Not too scared of my inner geek (yet!),