Ditch Your Window Manager. Here Is How You Can Live In The Tty · The Kernal
A Linux users window manager, much like their text editor or browser, is a piece of software that they’ll defend till their grave. There are hundreds of them, and each one comes with a different language, philosophy, and many unique features. And so many people are so busy arguing, many of them haven’t considered, maybe it’s better not to use any window manager at all? Depending on what you do with your computer, and your proficiency with the command line, it may be best for you to completely switch to using the TTY full time. In fact, I myself have been using the TTY exclusively, and have been having a great experience. So, to help you wayward souls who may be curious about a life without Xorg, I am going to explain some of the customizations that I’ve made, and how I overcome some of the challenges of living the terminal.
4 meses

Everything is bloat until you need it. Trying to have a light system is alright and I’d say good, but being obsessed by it like this is… meh

74 meses

The tty isn’t practical for anyone using a language with non-latin characters. AFAik it doesn’t support unicode stuff like CJK languages or RTL/bidirectional text

44 meses

This! It is possible to achieve it through framebuffers I believe, but it is much easier to just work in a terminal emulator >_<

The framebuffer console does actually support UTF-8 if your locale is set up correctly (source: I just switched to my TTY and tried it). Not sure about right to left/bidirectional though.

13 meses

I tried doing everything in the tty years ago. It was fun learning experience, but I’m not really sure that I would like to do it all the time.

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