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Howto: Open Images in a Linux Console using fbi, a console based Image Viewer

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http://linuxers.org – Linux Console is not all about a black background with huge white, grey or green fonts. While working solely on console for a week I learned a lot about console based softwares. Remember the console based IM, Finch. It was built using nCurses but this time I will tell you about the magic of Frame buffers, a hardware-independent graphics layer which makes image viewing possible on Linux Consoles. Its a common misconception that Image viewing is only possible in X windows, the software that provides a GU (General)