The boot and startup are very fast. However, I reserved only 192 MB of RAM for ArchBang in VirtualBox, and strangely, this seems to not be enough, as the system choked when Openbox started up. I shut down the guest OS and increased the RAM allocation to 256 MB. That seemed to do the trick, but I'm still disappointed that ArchBang couldn't run on only 192 MB of RAM (though the testing version of ArchBang could).
|Mozilla Firefox + Desktop Post-Customization|
|Gnumeric (AbiWord in Background)|
Mozilla Firefox (still called by its 3.6 codename "Namoroka") and AbiWord are still present, while Gnumeric and the GIMP have been added, which are nice touches. However, Mozilla Firefox seems to not play nicely with the system, as starting this application causes the tint2 panel to disappear and then causes Openbox to choke up, requiring me to log out and log back in. This happens even quicker when a multimedia-heavy site like YouTube is loaded, which means that I couldn't test whether or not proprietary codecs are included.
|AbiWord and GIMP|