Re: Musings on debian-user list
* Cybe R. Wizard <email@example.com> [090728 13:33]:
> On Tue, 28 Jul 2009 11:09:59 -0700
> Mark <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > When I feel adventurous one weekend I'll try a Debian install without
> > the desktop environment. I think this email list is filled with
> > people very comfortable using no desktop environment, but for those
> > of us raised on Windoze it takes some time to transition over. :)
> In the meantime you might like and make use of Peter Garrett's INX.
> (Sorry, it's Ubuntu-based, not _strictly_ Debian):
> "INX Is Not X" based on Ubuntu 7.04 Live CD: http://inx.maincontent.net
Also interesting is http://grml.org , a live CD based on Debian sid
(with some install-to-HD scripts) "...for system administrators and
users of texttools".
It's what introduced me to Debian (and a lot of great software!).
A framebuffer console w/ GNU screen as a textmode "window manager"
has been my primary setup for the past few years. Just wish I could
toggle over to a VT running a graphical web-browser... but the X
Windowing System does not play nicely with the framebuffer console.
[ http://osdir.com/ml/debian-user-debian/2009-06/msg00965.html ]