Basic Linux distro for text-only system?
March 4, 2013 5:56 AM Subscribe
What is a suitable Linux distribution for a text-only system?
posted by Grinder to computers & internet (15 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I am looking for a good Linux distribution to use in text-mode only. This is for a netbook (Eee 1000H) which really struggles to run GUI applications. I want to try to use it as a simple text-editor-on-the-go.
It would be ideal to be able to run Dropbox on it but I think this will require a GUI. I am reasonably comfortable with administering Linux from a CLI (although years of Mac use have atrophied those reflexes). I can live without Internet access.
An alternative would be a GUI distribution that is lightweight. (I'm currently using Ubuntu 12.04, which is probably overkill.)