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MachineOfTheMonth: Are you ready for the console?

Sep 20, 2000, 06:57 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Glenn Mullikin)

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"I had to laugh when I read Joe Barr's story on his amazing Debian GNU/Linux install attempt. Here is someone that wants his linux install to be easier. At least for it to work. But once he got it working, or close enough, he still didn't have a mouse or the X window system set up. Big problem? That's what we'll take a look at here...."

"But one thing I hope you'll consider is that to have a fully functioning system that can allow us to do almost all our work from the console is very valuable. One reason for this is that console apps seem to be less. Smaller filesizes, less resource useage, and that's good for a number of reasons. That means older computers with less under the hood can effectively be transformed into modern day cowboys."

"And, of course, as we all know there are some people that do effectively live in the console. All day long. But the question is, as the web and information becomes more and more graphical and multimedia in nature, how will they be able to keep up? But for someone like Joe, all he wanted to do was bootstrap. This means "Ok, my mouse and X windows aren't working. I want to check Slashdot and Machineofthemonth."

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