Sonar GNU/Linux merges with Vinux

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Tue Apr 25 01:16:22 UTC 2017

I don't think it's fair to say that Windows users just went right along 
with giving up the start menu. There was a major out cry and MS 
reintroduced the start menu.

Christopher (CJ)
chaltain at Gmail

On 24/04/17 19:06, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> Windows users have had to learn and relearn basic functionality of their
> own precious OS for years now, as Microsoft itself periodically changes
> the way things work just for the sake of making a change. I see nothing
> new here, except that the benefits of Linux far outweigh any changes in
> key combinations in the screen reader. Just think of the poor Windows
> user who got an upgrade and lost the whole start menu. Is this not a
> major change? But they went right along with it, because they had no
> other choice. Now imagine instead having the ability to use more logical
> mnemonics to operate your screen reader, everything from telling the
> time to listing links in a far more logical and intuitive set of
> keybindings. Now imagine if you don't like the keybindings, being given
> the opportunity to change every single one until it suits your personal
> tastes. Then tell me that Orca somehow does things in a less logical way
> than NVDA , or heaven forbid, Jaws, the cream of the crap when it comes
> to any screen reader, and that orca somehow must change everything it
> does and the way it does it simply to comply with some whim that the
> likes of Freedom Scientific arbitrarily forced upon its users, and
> everyone else in the wonderful world of Windows decided they just had to
> follow like good little sheep.
> ~Kyle
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Christopher (CJ)
chaltain at Gmail

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