I'm trying to find out how good a computing experience we can get without using x11. That would save a lot of RAM and CPU for actual, productive work, and maybe let our Pi servers do a bit of double duty.
I haven't found any way to filter only text-mode apps in aptitude, nor really, a list of all (or good) text apps.
I found an old text-only distro called INX, with a list of its packages there: http://inx.maincontent.net/1.0.....ckage-list
. Very sparse.
I'm surprised the subject is not more popular. Have I missed anything ? Especially, is there no suite of basic apps (file manager, editor, email, system config; maybe RSS, MP3...) with some sort of standard UI, like IBM's CUA before graphical shells became the rage ?