Linux distro and questions
Linux for blind general discussion
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Sun Jan 7 09:14:31 UTC 2018
On Sat, Jan 6, 2018 at 11:36 PM, Linux for blind general discussion
<blinux-list at redhat.com> wrote:
> A little computer history here ...
> Before there were computer monitors, output from a computer might be
> printed on a physical terminal which would be a box with a typing
> keyboard and a printer, all in one. The printer printed on a roll of
> paper that spooled off as more and more was printed.
More specifically, the early physical terminal was borrowed from
telegraph technology, a Teletype ("TTY") sending and receiving unit
called a "teleprinter," which is why one of the *nix terminals is
still called "tty". <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teleprinter>. TTY
was a five-bit code, so was limited to all capitalized characters.
Modern computers owe very much to telegraphy, which after Baudot came
along, was inherently binary, so could be integrated with computers
> Clearly, monitors were a solid step forward.
Yes, but not nearly as much fun!
> Do a search for linux laptops and see what experiences others have had
> installing and running linux on particular laptop models. You'll be glad
> you did.
A metalinks collection to help with that search. Linux Hardware
Compatibility Lists: <https://www.linux-drivers.org/>
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