is ubuntu good?

Tony Baechler tony at
Wed Aug 19 09:06:30 UTC 2015

You are very lucky.  I wish I could get sighted help whenever I want.  I 
guess I would rather have the dignity of being able to do the install by 
myself and knowing that I did it without help.  Just because I'm blind 
doesn't mean that I shouldn't have the right to do my own install.  I should 
be able to install and use any operating system exactly the same as the 
sighted community.  That's why I don't use FreeBSD anymore.  It can't be 
installed without either sighted help or a serial console.  Then again, 
maybe you don't mind having someone do it for you.

You have to use a graphical installer because that's what Ubuntu uses.  I 
think Fedora does as well.  The alternative install doesn't seem to be 
supported anymore and doesn't seem to come with Speakup modules, but I could 
be wrong on this.  Besides, you don't get accessibility settings already 
configured if you don't do the install with Orca running.

On 8/18/2015 10:10 AM, Ari Moisio wrote:
> Hi
> Is there some special reason you have to use graphical installer?
> I have personally found it easier to have a sighted assistant while
> installing. He/she does not have to understand much about Linux, only read
> the screen and do what i tell to do:-)

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