FYI - Command Line Programs for the Blind

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Thu Apr 14 20:10:33 UTC 2022

Wow. None of that happens anymore. It's been years since you've used
Windows, it seems.
Devin Prater
r.d.t.prater at

On Thu, Apr 14, 2022 at 3:08 PM Linux for blind general discussion <
blinux-list at> wrote:

> Also Windows just works. Nothing just crashes out of nowhere,
> When did that start happening? I always found just sitting down at a
> Microsoft computer to be a wrestling match. Random crashes usually at
> just the wrong time, many hoops to jump through just to do things I took
> for granted even in the days of good old-fashion DOS, just plugging in a
> printer or other simple device was enough to send my computer into a
> tailspin, and then there is all the antivirus and antispyware stuff I
> had to run that slowed down the computer almost as much as just the
> screen reader could do. Even the very first time I used a Linux
> computer, back before the days of graphical desktops with a11y that
> worked, I went from cursing my computer 3 or more times a day to cursing
> it maybe twice a month, and that was usually because I was intentionally
> breaking something so that I could learn how to fix it. That was before
> I tried to wrestle with EMACSpeak and Mutt LOL. I cursed EMACSpeak for
> like 5 to 10 minutes before I just gave up, and actually wrestled with
> Mutt for about a week before running back to Pine back in those days.
> Things have greatly improved since then.
> ~Kyle
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