The Team

Maintainer Ben Young @computermouth
WebMaster Lucas Overland @overlandandseas
Contributors on Github Community on Reddit and IRC(irc.freenode.net #crunchbangplusplus)

CrunchBang++ is an open source and completely free [of cost (#!++ does include several of Debian’s non-free packages as well as the non-free repository)] computer operating system, designed as a continuation of the CrunchBang Linux distribution, based on newer Debian 8 (Jessie) packages and built around the minimal and lightweight Openbox window manager. CrunchBang++ is also known as CBPP or #!++ or CrunchBang Plus Plus.

Installing CrunchBang++
CrunchBang++ is not a live system, so you will have to install it using either the graphical (recommended) or text-mode installers offered at boot. Basically, the user will only have to choose a language, select his/her current location, configure the keyboard, configure the network, set up users and passwords, configure the clock, partition the disk, configure the package manager, and install the bootloader.

Minimal user interface built around Openbox
CrunchBang++ uses the same minimal user interface that was available in the CrunchBang Linux operating system, built around the Openbox window manager. The layout consists of a Conky-based system monitoring widget on the right side of the desktop, as well as a panel located on the upper part of the screen, which can be used to interact with running programs or cycle between multiple workspaces.

Default applications
Default applications include Geany IDE, Terminator terminal emulator, Thunar file manager, GIMP image editor, Viewnior image viewer, VLC Media Player, Xfburn CD/DVD burning software, Iceweasel web browser, gFTP file transfer client, Transmission BitTorrent client, XChat IRC client, AbiWord word processor, Gnumeric spreadsheet editor, and Evince document viewer.

Special Thanks to Marius Nestor from Softpedia for the writeup.