Program Recommendations

Jude DaShiell jdashiel at
Tue Jul 28 21:04:18 UTC 2009

vlc too, then the user could run cvlc for console applications which is 
what your system will have.  All of the Linux-HowTos files would be useful 
too.  Even if emacs and info don't make it onto the system the user will 
have a pretty good amount of informative material to get them started. 
pilot goes along with pico and alpine (file manager) too.  A spreadsheet 
perhaps sc or oleo if emacs isn't going to be part of the system, if so 
show the user how to run the calc command for that.  tin for news reading 
as well as newsbeuter for rss and podcasts.  Perhaps podracer or 
bashpodder for podcasts though podracer does require bittorrent and 
screen.  The ircii program for irc chatting might be nice as well as 
nethack for a little entertainment.

On Wed, 20 May 2009, Matt Barnes wrote:

> Hi all, long time listener, first time caller.
> I'm in the process of putting together a text-only install for a friend of
> mine utilizing a soft-synth for TTS and was wondering if there might be
> anyone else running a similar set up? What day-to-day programs would you
> recommend? I'm looking at alpine for an email client, lynx as web browser
> and pico as a text editor. He loves to play muds so I'm putting in tf as a
> mud client. I still need to find a media player as well, and I was thinking
> of mplayer or xmms. Does anyone have any experience with any of these
> programs in a CLI-only environment or could you provide some input to any
> others?
> Thanks in advance,
> Matt
> -- 
> "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think."
> -Socrates

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