2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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Madison Square Garden can seat 20,000 people for a concert. This blog was viewed about 68,000 times in 2010. If it were a concert at Madison Square Garden, it would have performed about 3 times.


In 2010, there were 17 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 63 posts. There were 23 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 7mb. That’s about 2 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was February 27th with 951 views. The most popular post that day was [testing] ArchBang 2.00-RC1.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were bbs.archlinux.org, tuxmachines.org, wiki.archlinux.org, linuxquestions.org, and ubuntuforums.org.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for archbang, grub2 howto, xbmc ubuntu 10.04, gentoo, and slackware 13.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


[testing] ArchBang 2.00-RC1 February 2010


GRUB 2 [howto] August 2009


XBMC in Ubuntu [howto] August 2009


[howto] Add extra repositories in Ubuntu/Debian August 2009


[Tutorial] Easy Arch linux Setup Guide [USB included] September 2009

ArchBang shifts to LXDE and other Changes

A bunch of changes have taken place in the last few days.

ArchBang is now Arch Linux + LXDE. We feel that LXDE is more appropriate and provides a wholesome lightweight desktop environment with much more functionalities than plain openbox.

Recently Gitorious failed on me and I had to move all the codes to Github. So our new ArchBang Git repo is now in: http://github.com/archbang

Now this blog can be accessed using: http://archbang.co.cc

2010.06- apeiro -Testing

32Bit: http://db.tt/UczjYz

64Bit: http://db.tt/ZdFxcr

Mirrors/torrents are welcome!
Currently the website is having issues so couldn’t update there.

Enjoy this release!

[Development] ArchBang 2010.09 – “apeiro”

ArchBang will now have a codename for each of it’s stable releases. We will also ask our user’s to suggest us names. It will start from A-Z then repeat. The first stable ArchBang release will be on 2010.09 ,i.e. in September 2010. It will be called “apeiro” after Judd Vinet the “Arch Daddy”.

Will announced it here: http://archbang.47.forumer.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&p=1640

In other news, our latest GIT development is quite amusing. It works great and is quite fast and stable. We have changed massively from 2010.05! If you want you can build your own ISO from GIT or wait till 2nd June for 2010.06 – Monthly GIT build.



[ubuntu] Lucid Lynx 10.04 LTS

Tried out Lucid Lynx 10.04 and I’m impressed. A Huge improvement since the last couple of releases. My favorite Ubuntu release so far was Hardy Heron 8.04 LTS, however after checking out 10.04 it’s easily at No.1. This time around everything worked magically and it worked well even with my new Dell Inspiron 1564 laptop. Bluetooth, Webcam, ATI, grub2, etc.

Ubuntu 10.04

Download Ubuntu from: http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download

If you want to have a nice grub2 theme then install gimp. Open the image you want to have as your grub background and set the image canvas size according to your monitor’s resolution [e.g. for me it’s 1366×768]. Then save the image as .tga file in /boot/grub. Edit /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme and set the Wallpaper line to /boot/grub/image.tga and you may also want to change the highlight/background colors, then run:

sudo grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg

Enjoy! 😀

[testing] Build your own ArchBang and help us with Testing!

ArchBang logo by Zwopper

Check out the tutorial posted by MikeT here.

This will help save your time downloading each build and save our bandwidth as well. You can report bugs in the bugtracker. Also you can join us in the forum and give us your feedback and suggestions!



[news] ArchBang 2.01 Alpha1

ArchBang 2.00 has been scrapped. We found a few annoying bugs like Grub takes 30minutes to install and a lot of internal config errors. Clearly the testing is not being carried out seriously. Most of the work I still am doing myself sadly, but hopefully others will contribute more. We need testers who can report bugs in http://bugs.archbang.org.

You can find the ArchBang 2.01 Alpha1 here.

Major changes: Grub2 replaces grub-legacy and firefox instead of chromium. Also slim is added.

Test and report. 😉



[release] ArchBang 2.00 RC2

ArchBang 2.00 RC1 => RC2 has undergone massive changes. Not only in looks but also what’s under the hood. Hopefully you will enjoy this release more than ever. 😉

Download info: archbang.org

List of Changes: http://archbang.org/Main/Changelog

Release Notes: http://archbang.org/Main/ReleaseNotes


ArchBang 2.00 RC2


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We are on twitter!

Follow us on ArchBang twitter page: https://twitter.com/archbang

Also join our forum to chat or if you need any support: http://archbang.x.am

Just noticed today that ArchBang was recently submitted to Distrowatch by someone. They have a minimum waiting period of 3months before a distro is considered for addition to their main list. Hence, I guess we’ll have to wait. 🙂