Comments on: A Browser And A Terminal https://pthree.org/2008/10/14/a-browser-and-a-terminal/ Linux. GNU. Freedom. Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:04:15 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0-alpha-42199 By: Kevin DuBois https://pthree.org/2008/10/14/a-browser-and-a-terminal/#comment-108825 Wed, 15 Oct 2008 23:16:20 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=694#comment-108825 As cool as caca http://www.mplayerhq.hu/images/screenshots/caca-01.jpg
output is, I think I need myself a video player 😀

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By: Lo0m https://pthree.org/2008/10/14/a-browser-and-a-terminal/#comment-108823 Wed, 15 Oct 2008 06:13:20 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=694#comment-108823 i'm using ratpoison for a few months.. and it's all i need.. give it a try..

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By: James https://pthree.org/2008/10/14/a-browser-and-a-terminal/#comment-108822 Wed, 15 Oct 2008 01:26:04 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=694#comment-108822 I dunno. I'd throw in OpenOffice.org and a PDF viewer, if you need to interact with non-nerds every now and then.

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By: jim https://pthree.org/2008/10/14/a-browser-and-a-terminal/#comment-108821 Tue, 14 Oct 2008 22:59:08 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=694#comment-108821 You could go one step further. Use Lynx http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynx_web_browser for your browser and then all you need is a terminal OS like INX http://inx.maincontent.net/ (although not sure that's a full on OS or not as I only played with it for a few minutes).

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By: hads https://pthree.org/2008/10/14/a-browser-and-a-terminal/#comment-108820 Tue, 14 Oct 2008 21:07:04 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=694#comment-108820 Mutt does IMAP so you don't always need extra software if you already have IMAP/SMTP

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By: Michael Hofmann https://pthree.org/2008/10/14/a-browser-and-a-terminal/#comment-108819 Tue, 14 Oct 2008 20:50:51 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=694#comment-108819 Maybe you should test the Firefox plugin vimperator, it gives FF at least a more terminal-like feeling :-).

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By: RainCT https://pthree.org/2008/10/14/a-browser-and-a-terminal/#comment-108818 Tue, 14 Oct 2008 20:14:20 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=694#comment-108818 I fully agree. I'm using Openbox since several months and I found myself nearly not using the GUI at all, only for Firefox (now Epiphany, as it's more lightweight) and a couple other programs.

Phil: I don't know how it is with other versions, but on Intrepid Openbox + Gnome Panel + nm-applet works perfectly.

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By: Odd-rationale https://pthree.org/2008/10/14/a-browser-and-a-terminal/#comment-108817 Tue, 14 Oct 2008 19:34:18 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=694#comment-108817 Completely agree!

The pair I use is Firefox and Terminator - inside OpenBox. I use a web-based email client (Gmail for now) instead of mutt.

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By: Seth https://pthree.org/2008/10/14/a-browser-and-a-terminal/#comment-108816 Tue, 14 Oct 2008 18:35:52 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=694#comment-108816 I agree on all points. A terminal and a browser are always running on Desktops 1 and 2. GUI file managers suck. gmrun, conky, mpd, and Openbox are where it's at. Desktops 3 and 4 are for the occasional GIMP, Audacity, Wine, gqview, etc. In fact:
screenshot.

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By: Phil https://pthree.org/2008/10/14/a-browser-and-a-terminal/#comment-108814 Tue, 14 Oct 2008 17:22:30 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=694#comment-108814 > So, from where I’m sitting, I don’t need much on my computer, which makes me wonder why I’m running a full featured desktop like GNOME or KDE in the first place.

For me it comes down to exactly two things: wifi configuration and the activity monitor. These are the only things I keep GNOME around for. There are a few lighter replacements for these, but nothing that works quite as well. It doesn't hurt that it's pretty easy to make GNOME stay out of the way with devilspie.

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By: Brit Butler https://pthree.org/2008/10/14/a-browser-and-a-terminal/#comment-108813 Tue, 14 Oct 2008 17:15:19 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=694#comment-108813 I recently made the switch away from a full Desktop Environment and have really been enjoying it. I preferred Openbox to Fluxbox because I found it easier to configure. It's a great window manager. I also tried Xmonad though and switch back and forth between them. Tiling window management has definite perks. Anyway, both are easy to configure, see http://www.redlinernotes.com/docs/redlinux/ for configs.

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By: John L https://pthree.org/2008/10/14/a-browser-and-a-terminal/#comment-108812 Tue, 14 Oct 2008 17:07:50 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=694#comment-108812 I've just switched over to a similar set-up and love it. You could go even further than Fluxbox and try a tiling window manager -- I'm very happy with the Awesome window manager for my terminals. newsbeuter is a great RSS reader, but I'm still looking for a music player. Anyone found a good one?

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