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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links2 -g
by ozonehole on Tue 22nd May 2007 12:08 UTC
ozonehole
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2006-01-07

OK, the following isn't quite the same what the author had in mind, but it's useful. Install "links2" (apt-get install links2 if using Debian/Ubuntu). Open and xterm and type:

links2 -g

You get a really fast browser that's kind of a cross between text-mode and graphical. Works really well and I use it quite a lot, especially on slow web sites. It does not have all the bells and whistles of Firefox or even Konqueror, but it does a respectable job and is lightening fast.

Edited 2007-05-22 12:10

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