No desktop, Best programs?
Chan Chung Hang Christopher
christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk
Sat Feb 6 11:02:03 UTC 2010
> Hello, I have been thinking about putting UBuntu on my VERY old
> laptop. It is so old that a desktop is really a waste.
> I know that you can use a mouse on the CLI and that there are some
> very good programs for all the standard functions but what are they?
> Use ONLY CLI.
> Have a desktop like experience.
> I will start with the midnight commander as the file browser.
> What is the name of the program for using a mouse in CLI?
> Programs needed; email, web, fire browser, IRC, torrent, Music, video,
> timer, top like program, networking, a BIG ONE keyboard switcher
> (dvorak to Germany to USA standard), Office, PDF. What did I forget?
> Can it be done? Are there limits?
Email: Get a mutt
Web pages: Get a lynx
Video: /me raises an eyebrow. You want to watch a video via the command
line? Is the SVGA library still around?
top like program: How about using top?
networking: What type? MLM? Pyramid? ???
torrent: How about bittorrent?
Mouse support: gpm
You forgot: emulator for dos to run Windows 3.11 and dos games
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