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Old 02-28-2009, 09:18 PM   #1
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This might be a stupid question-but...


I was wondering if there is such a distro that has a combo web browser/file manager, a terminal, and say abiword-but no X, as in no Xorg/xvesa/x11,etc.?
I am asking because I have a low-ram laptop and was wondering if such things as a web browser, etc can run without X?
I'll use Slax-Frodo as an example-except It doesn't have abiword,web browser , but does have Midnight Commander.
If it is possible-can someone please explain HOW?
Thanks!
 
Old 02-28-2009, 09:38 PM   #2
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could you provide specs of lappy and or a link pls.

your question is similar to what we call netbooks....and there a number of distros that do such things including ...easypeasy...puppy etc...but with x.

all distros can be started as runlevel 2 etc...and text web browser you may be looking for is called
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Links_(web_browser)
 
Old 02-28-2009, 09:53 PM   #3
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I was wondering if there is such a distro that has a combo web browser/file manager, a terminal, and say abiword-but no X, as in no Xorg/xvesa/x11,etc.?
I am asking because I have a low-ram laptop and was wondering if such things as a web browser, etc can run without X?
I'll use Slax-Frodo as an example-except It doesn't have abiword,web browser , but does have Midnight Commander.
If it is possible-can someone please explain HOW?
Thanks!
web browser, links2 - http://www.google.com/url?q=http://l...W915rRYj_g2ctQ
(has graphics, ssl, javascript but no flash or java)

file manager -midgnight commander http://www.midnight-commander.org/

terminal? if you don't have X then you are at a terminal, unless you mean one that can use a modem and/or seriel line
in which case you want minicom
http://www.midnight-commander.org/

as for a real word processor, not sure
 
  


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