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Rolling Back the Clock: Shell only Programs

Apr 06, 2010, 09:03 (1 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Pantos for this link. ]

"Rolling Back the Clock: Shell only Programs

"System Administrators who remember the day when they did not have a graphics display rarely think about wanting to time travel for the pure joy of using a terminal. It is possible, however, to virtually do so by using either all or mostly text only utilities and perhaps a retro looking X windows desktop. In this text a look at a small experiment to see how well that went in one particular instance.

"The Bare Essentials

"What are the bare essentials? The answer to that of course is it depends. For the purposes of this little experiment the bare essentials were mapped out as:

"A retro looking X window style
Email
Instant Messaging
irc
Some form of entertainment
Web browser to be able to read content
Music player
Flexible FTP Client"

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