FYI - Command Line Programs for the Blind

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Thu Apr 14 21:11:46 UTC 2022

Win11 uses less system resources, so it's a bit snappier. Of course, people
will complain about any and every change. I complain about having two
things to manage in web navigation in Orca, focus/browse mode, and quick
navigation keys. But other people like it, and I sort of saw a few good
uses for it, but focus and browse mode switched on and off without my
control more times than I liked. So it's all about how a change makes a
person feel, and how many people feel that way, and then how many people
speak up about their feelings. Because more people will talk about the bad
things they find than the good, me included. I was getting into NeoCities,
a replacement for the old GeoCities, today and found that Linux users could
mount the webdav drive just by opening their file manager and pasting in
the address. Windows users have to use a whole separate app due to some
SSL/TLS stuff that Windows hasn't fixed. But my thing is accessibility; I
just can't let idiology override the need for good, solid accessibility.
Usually. Android is another story, and is actually improving.
Devin Prater
r.d.t.prater at

On Thu, Apr 14, 2022 at 4:05 PM Linux for blind general discussion <
blinux-list at> wrote:

> For what it's worth, I did find Windows XP far more stable than any of
> the Win9x family... and Windows 2000 more stable than XP when I threw
> it on the family computer around the time Vista came out... and the
> few times I've had to use a Win 7 machine it didn't give me any
> trouble... though admittedly, those Win7 machines were always in a
> school setting with actual IT people around to keep the things up and
> running... never used a Win 8 or 10 machine, but I've heard plenty of
> gripes about bothand people wanting to stick with Win 7 even after
> Microsoft dropped support... admittedly, much of the Win8/10 criticism
> I remember hearing was about Microsoft replacing  Aero and forcing
> people to get used to a new interface... and I suspect some of it had
> more to do with trying to run them on insufficient hardware rather
> than the OS itself having stability issues(For all its infamy, I
> understand Vista is halfway decent on a rig that actually has the
> horsepower to handle it).
> Haven't heard anything one way or the other as to whether Win 11 is
> the new good windows or the new bad windows... but then again, the
> Internet has been quiet about it to the point I totally missed it
> coming out last year and didn't know it was a thing until it got
> brought up in this... I hesitate to call this a thread because we
> stopped talking about the original subject a long time ago and its now
> a mish mash of perhaps half-a-dozen conversations... ooccupational
> hazard of mailing lists I guess, it's so easy to go off topic while
> forgetting to change the subject line and split off a new thread.
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