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 Iâ€™ve been putting it off for months. Itâ€™s hard to let go of something you love.He goes on to reason that:
Iâ€™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 donâ€™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.