just how much can you do with?

Jason White jason at jasonjgw.net
Mon Mar 4 22:36:32 UTC 2013

Tim Chase  <blinux-list at redhat.com> wrote:

>Regarding Michael Stutz's "Linux Cookbook", I particularly
>like the cookbook nature of it's "if you want to do X, here
>are instructions/tools to do it."  

I recommend William E. Shotts Jr., The Linux Command Line, available in PDF
>they each have various strengths and weaknesses:

Just correcting one of your claims below.

>(pro) fairly easy to set up
>(con) console only, not GUI

Actually, it's both console and GUI. If you run Emacs under X11, Emacspeak
will still work because it runs as an extension of Emacs. It is not a screen
reader - think of it as a speech-based interface to Emacs.

By contrast, if you run Emacs under Gnome with Orca, it won't be accessible;
you have to run it as a terminal application if you want to access it in Orca
(i.e., the GTK+ interface of Emacs is not accessible, but this doesn't much
matter since we have Emacspeak, and for braille access we can run Emacs as a
terminal/ncurses application).

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