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Hello everyone. I have just compleated installation of slackware 10.2 on an umm vintage laptop. (200mhz 24mb ram) and x runs horribly. But um yeah that is not the point, ...
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    Hello everyone. I have just compleated installation of slackware 10.2 on an umm vintage laptop. (200mhz 24mb ram) and x runs horribly. But um yeah that is not the point, i didnt really expect to be able to use x, i want to use only command line programs but i must confess, I have been using suse 10 for about a year and have had to do minimual command line work.

    So yeah on to my question. What are in your opinons the best programs for every day use that can be run from the command line. By every day use i mean office type word processing, email, chat, music playing, browsing, and the like. I am open to any and all advice on the subject.

    Thanks
    Dan

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    Quote Originally Posted by bumodo
    office type word processing, email, chat, music playing, browsing, and the like. I am open to any and all advice on the subject.
    Browsing: links, links2, elinks, elinks-lite, lynx
    email : pine
    chat : *****x (the letters are b, i, t, c, h, x : a nice IRC client)
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    Web: lynx
    mail: mutt, pine, nail
    file manager: mc (Midnight Commander)
    cd's: workbone
    editor: emacs

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    Here's some more:

    Music: cplay
    Videos: mplayer w/framebuffer support, or aalib for the adventurous =P
    AIM: pork or naim
    Another editor: vim
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    Thanks much for the replys. found most of them to be helpful, esspecially about mc, pine, and b*tchx, I still have not found a word process that i find satasfactory but perhaps i have not given emacs or vi a long enough try.

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