is ubuntu good?

John G Heim jheim at
Wed Aug 19 13:09:04 UTC 2015

I'd move heaven and earth to avoid asking for sighted assistance. But 
I'll admit that attitude is somewhat irrational. The only justification 
for it is that I am president of the International Association of 
Visually Impaired Technologists and it's important for me to know if 
there is any  way possible to get something done. But that's really just 
a rationalization. Really it's just stubbornness.
On 08/19/2015 04:06 AM, Tony Baechler wrote:
> 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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