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 sbergman27 on Tue 22nd May 2007 23:50 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Short answer..."
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"Broken" is not the word I would have used. I'd say (ab)using "Flash" as a replacement for HTML, images and video streaming is sick.

Broken, abused, or sick, I must say that when I run into a site with embedded Flash video, I know it is going to work on a Flash-capable Linux box.

Even with the various mplayer, vlc, and Real plugins installed, I usually read "Click Here To View a Mother Fighting Off a Shark To Save Her Kids" as "Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here". Typically, I get a popup embedded "player" that just sits there dead on the screen asking if I'm high or low bandwidth, and whether I want Windows Media or Real Video.

I hate flash. But I will give it credit for actually working across platforms.

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