Well, if you are on linux then you have options – is a known fact. But how those options help?
I was working on a machine which had very less RAM and was quite old system and it was running F14. Guess what would be the state of the system with pidgin, xmms, firefox, evolution and couple of terminals. Now, this is where if you could save a few cycles of CPU then you can actullay see the difference in sluggish GUI and and an okay sort of GUI. So, first off, kill pidgin and use finch.
sudo yum install finch
Also there is some mouse support also, but why need that if you are working on a terminal. I liked it quite a lot.
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