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    I'm experimenting in gui-less computing just to see what can be done.

    The things I have been unable to find so far are

    Browser that renders images, css and tables (this is very annoying)
    Spreadsheet
    Visual image editor. I don't think imagemagik is?
    Calendar / to do list kind of thing

    Does anyone knows of software that will meet these needs?

    Things I have working

    Web browsing (links2) - When I run links2 -g (which I believe is supposed to display graphics, it just freaks my display and I have to reboot. I don't even know how to describe what it does
    Mail (mutt, fetchmail and procmail)
    Word processing (word grinder)
    Coding (vim)
    Servers (apache, mysql)
    php
    gcc
    Various games

    Things I know I can do but haven't yet

    Movies
    Image viewing
    MP3 Player (and other media)
    Last edited by elija; 02-21-2010 at 11:11 AM.
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    IM: finch. like pidgin -and in the same package- just on the console

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    todo list w2do Screenshots

    movies: mplayer -vo fbdev should do the trick (if memory serves). But dont expect fullhd
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    Quote Originally Posted by elija View Post
    Visual image editor. I don't think imagemagik is?
    So you want an image editor which gives you visual feedback but does not posses a graphical user interface? I wonder what that would look like.
    "Hey App, switch that pixel in the upper left corner to red."

    Sounds like Linux Framebuffer to me. You can pipe pixel data directly to /dev/video.
    That means you would read the source image, filter it in order to replace the particular pixel, and stream it back to the device driver.

    There are some spreadsheet plugins available for GNU Emacs, and I assume for vi as well.
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    moc is a pretty good command line music player. I believe there is also an ncurses version of Xmms. Also sc - curses based spreadsheet with vi key-bindings
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    Quote Originally Posted by GNU-Fan View Post
    So you want an image editor which gives you visual feedback but does not posses a graphical user interface? I wonder what that would look like.
    "Hey App, switch that pixel in the upper left corner to red."

    Sounds like Linux Framebuffer to me. You can pipe pixel data directly to /dev/video.
    That means you would read the source image, filter it in order to replace the particular pixel, and stream it back to the device driver.

    There are some spreadsheet plugins available for GNU Emacs, and I assume for vi as well.
    Well unless imagemagik has an option to --bring-out-the-highlights-remove-redeye-and-get-rid-of-the-moustache-on-the-second-girl-from-the-right

    I was thinking of ncurses unless that counts as a gui?
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    For music, graphical environment or not, I almost always use ncmpcpp + mpd

    Spreadsheet: there is also oleo.

    Movies, yeah, mplayer is about it. VLC has a curses interface, but I at least never figured out if it could play from the framebuffer.

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    Image viewing including pdf: fbida

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