FYI - Command Line Programs for the Blind

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Thu Apr 14 20:53:47 UTC 2022

We have a machine here running Windows 10.  It can be flaky--not so much 
the operating system as some of the software running under it.  Outlook, 
especially, has lots of fun bringing some version of the uncertainty 
principle to our lives here almost daily.


On 4/14/22 16:10, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> 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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