Loving the Linux console
Debian etch -> Debian sid
All is simple: I open the file /etc/apt/sources.list and put # in front of every line. Then I add the following two lines
deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/ sid main
deb-src http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/ sid main
and save the file. I run apt-get dist-upgrade. I wonder if it will actually be unstable.
The next step is to increase the resolution of the console to 1280x1024, which is my monitor’s native resolution.
The story so far
GUIs make me waste time and crippel my right hand. ratpoison helped me a little, but I never dug deeper to make my computer ergonomic.
Now is a good time to ditch X. At least on my second machine.
My aim is to become effective in text-editing and to teach myself console-based applications for everyday use: messengers, bittorrent and email clients, music players.
I will use debian sid: an up-to-date, unstable system.
The next step is to introduce you to my machine.