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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How prosaic
by sbergman27 on Tue 22nd May 2007 05:15 UTC
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Wow. Email. Web browsing, Listening to music.

So boring.

But how about playing your favorite First Person Shooter or watching movies on a text console?

aalib, a drop in replacement for SVGALib, which renders to ascii art rather than a graphical screen, does just that.

You haven't lived until you have played Quake on a Wyse60! Or over telnet!

Screenshots of TTYQuake here:

And the home page:

Edited 2007-05-22 05:23

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RE: How prosaic
by IceCubed on Tue 22nd May 2007 06:37 in reply to "How prosaic"
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using aalib is like watching b/w movies, use cacalib instead :]

ps: there is aaut too
pss: aaQ2 anyone?

Edited 2007-05-22 06:49

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RE: How prosaic
by Mellin on Tue 22nd May 2007 09:42 in reply to "How prosaic"
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star wars in achii ;)

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RE[2]: How prosaic
by oxleyn on Tue 22nd May 2007 11:37 in reply to "RE: How prosaic"
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Dude that version of Star Wars rocks! :-)


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