Linux without sighted help

Lee Maschmeyer lee_maschmeyer at
Wed Jan 30 14:15:23 UTC 2008

As I said, I use Cygwin for light tasks. And modern Cygwin will run a rather 
impressive bunch of *nix programs. If there's a difference between an 
emulator and a simulator that may be important to dictionary writers, but 
the main thing here is that you can switch between Unix and Windows stuff 
without having to reboot. If you use brltty the experience is much closer to 
Linux than if you use speech.

I'm curious as to how one runs a kernel under Linux.

There are things that Cygwin won't do but there are an awful lot of them 
that it will. How it compares with a virtual machine I have no idea.

Lee Maschmeyer
<lee_maschmeyer at>

"Be kind to your fur-bearing friends,
For a skunk may be somebody's brother."
     --Fred Allen

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