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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RE[2]: Short answer...
by holywood on Tue 22nd May 2007 13:07 UTC in reply to "RE: Short answer..."
holywood
Member since:
2006-09-25

«Pretty much everything is doable, except interactive graphics editing and accessing broken websites. »

What about word processing and PDF ?

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RE[3]: Short answer...
by devurandom on Tue 22nd May 2007 13:53 in reply to "RE[2]: Short answer..."
devurandom Member since:
2005-07-06

Use LaTeX.

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RE[3]: Short answer...
by Doc Pain on Tue 22nd May 2007 23:55 in reply to "RE[2]: Short answer..."
Doc Pain Member since:
2006-10-08

"What about word processing and PDF ?"

% pdflatex bratwurst.tex
% pdftotext bratwurst.pdf - | less
% lpr bratwurst.pdf

No problems. But remember: While the term word processing refers to things usually done with OpenOffice, LaTeX is for typesetting, which is the more professional "big brother" of word processing. It requires few time to learn, but is very powerful. It can even do presentations (foiltex + xpdf -fullscreen)! :-)

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RE[3]: Short answer...
by rcsteiner on Thu 24th May 2007 16:28 in reply to "RE[2]: Short answer..."
rcsteiner Member since:
2005-07-12

Under DOS, WordPerfect 6.1 and StarWriter 6 were both quite capable, and each had a WYSIWYG editing mode in addition to the text mode UI.

A text-mode PDF viewer which worked for PDF files like Links works for HTML files would be cool. :-)

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