SlimPup 3.4 is based on Lucid Puppy with the intention of emulating crunchbang. This meta-review is solely based on my live-iso experience with the distro, and most of it is positive.
Upon boot of the live environment, I am greeted with the standard puppy introduction screen for setting my locale, time, keyboard configs. After those settings are saved and Xorg is restarted, one is left with an openbox environment with a minimal conky in the lower left corner, displaying the time with a CPU and RAM usage bar. There is nothing more on the screen besides a black wallpaper.
The openbox menu is cleverly minimal, since most of the options are stashed away in the puppy control panel. Connecting to wireless access points (APs) was painless. The preinstalled apps were snappy upon launch too.
However, I had a few qualms with this distro. Although the selection is fantastic, there are too many preinstalled applications that accomplish the same function in all of the categories. Being a new user to puppy linux, I could not figure out how to uninstall their packages in spite of using the provided package manager.
The attempt to make a crunchbangified puppy linux is well done, but I believe it could be even better by being more selective with the built-in applications.