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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Well
by Duffman on Tue 22nd May 2007 06:38 UTC
Duffman
Member since:
2005-11-23

The question is not if it's possible not to use a GUI, the real question is if I want NOT to use GUI.

And the answer is no. We are in 2007 dude, I don't see any good reasons to use my computer like 20 years ago.

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RE: Well
by ssa2204 on Tue 22nd May 2007 06:45 in reply to "Well"
ssa2204 Member since:
2006-04-22

Good point, I was thinking the same thing exactly. If I need to browse the web, look at pictures, etc.. I just go to a desktop OS. The only people who would even bother with this are still living at home watching re-runs of Magnum P.I. and listening to Billy Ocean

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RE[2]: Well
by devurandom on Tue 22nd May 2007 13:56 in reply to "RE: Well"
devurandom Member since:
2005-07-06

<p>But knowing there are CLI apps that don't need X to run can revive very old boxes for some new use.</p>

<p>Think of http://geexbox.org/en/index.html">GeeXboX

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RE[2]: Well
by Spellcheck on Tue 22nd May 2007 22:10 in reply to "RE: Well"
Spellcheck Member since:
2007-01-20

I'll have you know I enjoy a rousing episode of Magnum (and it appears regularly on at least three channels I subscribe to!), but this DOS dinosaur will roar again.

Erm... I may have to rethink that. Does Billy Joel count?

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