A quick testament

I have a quick screenshot for you, and then you can go back to your surfing:

Look closely at the numbers in that picture, and you’ll see why I shared it. That’s the Thinkpad, running Crux. In the picture, you have screen running a four-panel split, with htop, rtorrent, iftop and a root terminal, all at the same time. In the background, mocp, elinks and mc are also running. The root terminal is doing a system upgrade, compiling while everything else is working. This is an X-less system, with everything running against the framebuffer.

And the memory usage is hovering around 30MB.

Not a bad, for an average-grade Celeron with a meager 192MB of memory to start with, that was obsolete seven years ago. Don’t give up on your old hardware, friends. There’s still a lot it can do for you. :mrgreen:

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5 Responses to “A quick testament”

  1. 3 Ali Gunduz 2009/05/06 at 12:28 AM

    This encouraged me enough to solve my biggest handicap with a console-only environment, the screen resolution.

    I mentioned this blog and how I maximized the framebuffer resolution at http://aligunduz.org/blog/2009/05/getting-maximum-framebuffer-resolution/

  2. 4 CorkyAgain 2009/05/06 at 3:19 AM

    You could shave even more off your memory usage if you use vifm instead of mc. ;)

  1. 1 What’s to like? « Motho ke motho ka botho Trackback on 2009/07/12 at 10:43 PM

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