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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by Doc Pain on Tue 22nd May 2007 23:32 UTC in reply to "re"
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"Yes, ask an administrator for example. Imo the console in Unix is more powerful than every X application."

As I mentioned before, the command line is fully programmable, a feature that no X application provides. This is its strength. Maybe today's administrators see no need for a CLI access, but in case of trouble, you're happy with it. Maybe I'm a bit old fashioned, but I would not be happy with a system that does not provide the most direct and easiest access to its power.

"I'm really productive without bloatware like KDE/Gnome."

Na na, I don't think KDE or Gnome are bloatware. Use the right tool for every task. Both KDE and Gnome, as well as other desktop environments or window managers have their right to exist, their purpose, their fans, and are able to help doing a lot of things.

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