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Thursday, December 22, 2005

fastest CLI evar


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I have only ever paid for two shareware programs -

The first one I bought was called Barkeep; A little program for Newton that lets you customize the button bar to make it smaller and stuff - fit more icons, etc.

And just recently I paid for GLterm: a terminal application for OS X that renders in OpenGL. Why is that good? You should try it to see why, but basically - its many times faster than OS X's built in term, and the other terminal I tried iTerm. Why does the speed of a text interface matter? It doesn't really matter a whole lot but I sure like it. Also, the fact that I am using extremely advanced graphic processing hardware to render text... is just - well - so awesome.

If you want to see what I mean by faster - go download GLterm. Then in your default OS X terminal, run the command

cat /dev/random

and then do the same thing in GLterm.

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