[TUHS] Early GUI on Linux

Larry McVoy lm at mcvoy.com
Mon Feb 27 02:13:13 AEST 2023

On Sun, Feb 26, 2023 at 04:50:34PM +0100, Leah Neukirchen wrote:
> Warner Losh <imp at bsdimp.com> writes:
> > - was there any discussion of alternatives to X?
> >>
> >
> > Discussions yes. But not much more than talk.
> >
> > There were vgalib apps that ran graphics on the console, but I never used
> > them.
> Back then I didn't have enough disk space to install X11 and TeX at
> the same time, so I mostly worked on the 80x25 console

screen(1) was my go to back in the days of limited resources.  Especially
screen -r so you could detach, come back the next day and have all your
setup right there.

Wasn't that fancy but oh so useful.  I'm with Ted in that we just wanted
a bunch of terminal windows.

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