As with all distributions in the Linux Mausoleum, this distribution is no longer under development and may have unfixed bugs or security issues. Download links (if any) are for reference or research purposes only.

CrunchBang Linux is an Debian-based distribution featuring the lightweight Openbox window manager and GTK+ applications.


The distribution has been built from a minimal Debian system and customised to offer a good balance of speed and functionality. CrunchBang Linux is currently available as a live CD; however, as with most distributions, best performance is achieved by installing it to a hard disk. CrunchBang was formerly based on Ubuntu; however, with release of version 10 ("Statler"), the distribution switched its base to Debian sources. 


Crunchbang began as a project from Philip Newborough in 2007 to create a light yet functional Ubuntu distribution using the lightweight yet powerful Openbox window manager. It is highly minimalist and considered extremely fast.

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