How did people here learn GUIs
jdashiel at panix.com
Mon Jul 18 21:53:41 UTC 2016
I transitioned from ms-dos to windows 3.1 on the job with zero extra
training resources and zero support from management. It took me about a
year to do it too.
On Mon, 18 Jul 2016, Sam Hartman wrote:
> Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2016 16:47:51
> From: Sam Hartman <hartmans at mit.edu>
> Reply-To: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com>
> To: Cheryl Homiak <cah4110 at icloud.com>
> Cc: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com>
> Subject: Re: How did people here learn GUIs
>>>>>> "Cheryl" == Cheryl Homiak <cah4110 at icloud.com> writes:
> Cheryl> But my experiences with all three gui systems - linux, Mac
> Cheryl> and Windows - are each quite different from each other in a
> Cheryl> lot of ways. On the one hand, I don't think learning one
> Cheryl> helps a lot with the others as far as screenreader and
> Cheryl> layout goes but on the other hand I don't recall ever
> Cheryl> getting confused between how to work on each of the three.
> For me, Mac really helped learn Windows 2000. At least once I Figured
> out that unlike JAWS for DOS, alt brought up the menu bar rather than
> silencing speech. O, that was so frustrating.
> I've found that Gnome3 and modern Mac seem to have a lot in common and I
> find that one helped me with the other. Not so much in screen reader
> usage, but in terms of knowing what to expect where and how to find
> I also think windows 8 feels a lot more Mac/Gnome like than say Windows
> Windows 8 did take a bit to get used to.
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