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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by phi-lyrae on Tue 22nd May 2007 19:24 UTC in reply to "RE: re"
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2006-06-17

> KDE/Gnome are not bloatware.

emerge -pv gnome
Total: 218 packages (218 new)

emerge -pv kde
Total: 57 packages

And I have almost all my use flags turned off. I'm not saying it can't be stripped down, but on most distros, thats what you're going to get when you install gnome or kde.

ion3 is enough for me. Besides a web browser and rxvt-unicode, I don't need (or use for that matter) any other x apps. And I prefer to surf in full screen in another workspace anyway. I'm not saying this is better than using gnome or kde; different solutions for different needs. If anything I wish I was less dependent on the keyboard. My wrists can't take many more years of this.

Those looking for a good text based browser should checkout w3m. It's the best of the bunch imho.

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