Prospects for an accessible and open version of Android?

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Tue Jun 23 03:14:48 UTC 2020

Somebody here mentioned that I might want a laptop instead of the
Meerkat. So, I went searching for free laptops and found this one for

It runs Trisquel 7.0. This comes with the MATE desktop and Orca is
supposed to start up automatically. This seems like good news. As
someone who has never used Trisquel, is there anything I should be
aware of, e.g. inaccessible software?

On 6/22/20, Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at> wrote:
> My objection to using "literally" figuratively is that we then have to
> find a new word for literally.  In the example here, "exploded" is
> enough and is figurative anyway.
> I'll skip the other stuff, and take a second of amusement that this
> became a topic on a Linux list.  (Then again, computers are quite
> literal--in their numeric fashion.
> Best!
> Al
> On 6/22/20 6:47 PM, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
>> Yeah, I don't really get the objection to the word "share" in the
>> context of telling someone about an experience, and while saying
>> someone has issues is vaguer than saying someone's nuts, I don't
>> really see such as euphemistic... granted, someone having issues could
>> just as easily refer to everyday stress and/or bad luck.
>> I'm also okay with the word "literally" being used figuratively(e.g.
>> saying someone literally exploded as metaphor/hyperbole for a fit of
>> anger).
>> Then again, perhaps my inner linguist is just more of a descriptivist
>> than a prescriptivist.
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