Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 22nd May 2007 03:43 UTC
General Unix Would you be able to survive one full day without using the X server? Linux offers us a wide assortment of CLI based tools which use curses and/or framebuffer for functional user interfaces. There is no reason why you shouldn't be able look up stuff online, read your email, look at pictures, watch movies and listen to music as you are trying to configure X.
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RE: Short answer...
by jessta on Tue 22nd May 2007 07:55 UTC in reply to "Short answer..."
jessta
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2005-08-17

I used just CLI apps for a year on my old pentium I 233Mhz 64MB toshiba laptop in 2005.
I used:
elinks(web browser with tab support)
irssi+bitlbee(irc and IM)
zgv (for graphics viewing)
vim (text editing)
mutt (email)

Pretty much everything is doable, except interactive graphics editing and accessing broken websites.

The problem is that there are many broken websites with broken layouts and stupid uses of javascript or flash. With AJAX becoming more popular less and less sites are usable in elinks.

- Jesse McNelis

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