some bees nest stirring, was just how much can you do with?

Karen Lewellen klewellen at
Mon Mar 4 19:38:05 UTC 2013

...You are avoiding the dos ports question councilor.
I personally have never in all my years of  computing needed to do 
anything like the below.
I have  two hands and two ears, and believe each task deserves my 
full attention.
Besides I can do them so fast in dos anyway that by the time I needed to 
do this It is over.
Multitasking strikes me as a windows thing because windows  works so 
I can listen to a cd while working in dos now if I want to use the 
computer for that, 
but why?  It is what  my real stereo is for lol.
...but again this is totally only and uniquely me.
I would never wish to suggest that anyone else on the planet computes like 
such is the  beauty of PC as in *personal* computer.
Now speak to the ports of Linux things professor!

On Mon, 4 Mar 2013, Tim Chase wrote:

> On March  4, 2013, Karen Lewellen wrote:
> Still if elinks and mplayer exist ported for DOS, why go through
>> the extreme mayhem of finding someone local enough to learn speakup
>> and ora and so forth to teach me in the first place?
> Well, to be able to use Linux which excels at multi-tasking.  So
> even on the console (without a GUI or Orca), you can run yasr/speakup
> to read the screen, but then use either GNU "screen" or "tmux" to run
> multiple virtual terminals within that one yasr/speakup session.  Thus
> you can be browsing with lynx in one process (or more), reading email
> in another, playing music in another, have your audio-mixer up all the
> time in another (allowing you to adjust the audio on the fly while
> other stuff is running), managing files in yet another, etc.  I
> remember using DOS and having various TSR
> (terminate-and-stay-resident) programs to fake multi-tasking but they
> never worked very well for me.
> The virtual terminals are cheaply created, usually with the
> tmux/screen prefix key followed by "c" (for "create").  You can then
> switch between the virtual terminals by using the tmux/screen prefix
> key followed either by "n" (next) or "p" (previous) or by directly
> jumping to the numbered window with the corresponding number key.  In
> both tmux and screen, the key mappings are also configurable.
> An added benefit of using tmux/screen is that the sessions can be
> detached and then reconnected-to, even from another computer.  So you
> might be downstairs working on the Linux box, then go upstairs to
> your workhorse machine and telnet/ssh into your Linux box and
> instruct it to reattach to the session and you can pick up right
> where you left off.  All without losing any of your work or running
> programs.
> -tim

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