Summary

Linux supports a wide variety of text-mode programs, many of which are quite powerful. Using these tools to their fullest without running X, though, requires that you be able to configure your text-mode environment to take advantage of your terminal, including setting features such as your video mode and font. Using multiple virtual terminals can also improve your productivity, as can knowledge of the many Linux file-manipulation commands, such as cp and mv. Combined, these tools make a text-mode Linux installation a powerful system. Of course, you can also use text-mode programs from an xterm window under X, and get all the advantages of X in that way,

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