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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Could be useful...
by Sigfrodi on Tue 22nd May 2007 11:59 UTC
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2005-07-06

I own a Toshiba Libretto 50CT (a small laptop the size of a VHS tape) which has modest hardware : Pentium 90, 16MB RAM, 850 MB HD. Actually I run MS DOS/Win3.1 'cause I use it mainly for old games (rediscovering goold old SSI's Dark Sun ;) ).

But I would like to install Linux when I will get a 16 bit network PCMCIA card and surf with it. I know there are light distros for this kind of computer - like Deli Linux - but why wasting its precious ressources with X apps? I'd most probably get much better perfs with CLI apps.

So yes, this can be useful for some people and I found the article rather interisting as I didn't know of all these apps (Raggle and Twin)...

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