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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The XP Laptop
by Cloudy on Tue 22nd May 2007 05:12 UTC
Cloudy
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2006-02-15

is the terminal emulator and media server.

Putty is my friend.

What is this "X" you speak of?

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RE: The XP Laptop
by DoctorPepper on Tue 22nd May 2007 15:39 in reply to "The XP Laptop"
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2005-07-12

Pretty much the same thing here. At work, I use a notebook (Thinkpad Z61t) running XP Pro. My job is writing/modifying shell scripts (Korn shell) and Perl scripts in a Unix environment (Solaris 8 & 10). To do this, I use SecureCRT (I also use PuTTY, but I generally have around a half-dozen open sessions or more, so SecureCRT comes in handy!).

I do have a Linux box behind me, that I use to develop the scripts with (our instances of Solaris are quite lacking), but I usually just use PuTTY or SecureCRT in there too. As an added bonus, SecureCRT gives me cut & paste capabilities between the session windows.

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