FYI - Command Line Programs for the Blind
Linux for blind general discussion
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Wed Apr 13 22:06:41 UTC 2022
With Linux however...I don't have to have an email account to log in
I have the choice to run a desktop, or none at all
I have the ability to install what I want, from a trusted source without fear of oh this site's shady, is it a virus, type fears.
I can do one command to update my system, without having to reboot.
I don't get unneeded software installed at boot time that returns with updates, and I don't have to use a debloat script written by a third party to chop out bits of the OS
Oh and, yes....
It's my machine. I can set it up how I want, with the programs I want and need, without some arbitrary bit of the OS going mg this this not well known it is a virus are you sure you want to run this!'
Oh and, I can get my machine working without spending inordinate amounts of money on A11Y tech and software, though as well. On a console, speakup and Fenrir work well. Orca isn't perfect but nor are screenreaders on the Windows/Mac sides of things, and those are insanely bigger and more resourceful companies
On Wed, Apr 13, 2022 at 04:51:38PM -0500, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> Wow, responding to these points:
> Devin Prater
> r.d.t.prater at gmail.com
> On Wed, Apr 13, 2022 at 2:08 PM Linux for blind general discussion <
> blinux-list at redhat.com> wrote:
> > Why not use windows 11 then?
> > Now why the hell would I wanna do something like that? First, I want my
> > freedom. Next, I don't want to have to get a Microsoft account just to
> > use my computer.
> These are valid points. But what I get from Windows: a mostly clean
> accessibility experience (mostly thanks to NVDA and community support), and
> a good many apps designed by and for the blind.
> > And for God's sake I want to be able to change my
> > default browser or uninstall something I don't want.
> I mean I have Google Chrome set as my default browser right now. And I can
> uninstall a lot. There's no Candy Crush Saga, and I just uninstalled Dizney
> > And if I do want to
> > open up a terminal sometimes, it is my right to do so.
> Windows Terminal exists. They even have a Windows package manager. But if
> you don't like that one, you use Scoop, or Chocolatey, which also have some
> Linux apps and command line programs.
> > And their mail
> > application is broken as fsck as well.
> That's still true. But you'd just install Thunderbird wouldn't you? It
> works even better on windows than Linux because the accessibility bus is
> faster to load all those messages into its buffers.
> > ~Kyle
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