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: No X? Sure
by Almafeta on Tue 22nd May 2007 17:38 UTC in reply to "No X? Sure"
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2007-02-22

Sure. Does it make sense? Not really, unless you are running on ancient hardware (such as a 486).

Then again, there would probably be a use for a text-only OS that could bring old Goodwill machines back to life. There was an article here just the other day about the TRS m100.

(My next-door neighbor still uses his 286, and wonders why nobody is making software for it anymore...)

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