A quick look at framebuffer applications
I use framebuffer-driven systems on a daily basis, but it’s rare for me to look beyond image viewers, screen grabbers or the occasional terminal font in terms of software written to take advantage of the framebuffer.
Personally I’ve never seen that mythical desktop built entirely around the framebuffer. I have been told it exists and I’ve seen some ancient screenshots, and it seems that some things, like Firefox 2 or a couple other programs, can be adjust to rely on it instead of the traditional X suite. I’d love to try it, but I’d love to try a lot of things, and I just don’t ever seem to have the time or resources.