Favorite out-of-the-box accessible Linux laptops?
Linux for blind general discussion
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Sun Jan 23 09:55:34 UTC 2022
That, my friend is why you do research before you buy.
Example, most all HP machines will take Linux, no issue. Lenovo
ThinkPads are known for being ideal for installing Linux. I've never run
across a newer Del which doesn't run Linux like a champ.
Just look for something well known and in your budget and google it's
moddle+Linux like so.
"Example HP laptop+Fedora"
You will almost certainly find the info you are looking for.
I've always believed, if you want your system to work the way you want,
either use a fresh install you do yourself of a distro "you" like, in my
case Slint, or build it yourself, Arch or Gentoo, if you like.
Sent from the Slint machine using Thunderbird
On 2022/01/23 11:34, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> Well now, that just depends on what brand and model of laptop comes your
> way. I remember a Dell Dimension 1550 that wouldn't install linux on it
> at all. The retirement program I'm with subsequently trashed that laptop
> as a result of that failure.
> Not all of the older laptops will take linux and perhaps some of the newer
> laptops won't take linux either.
> Some people prefer not to gamble.
> On Sun, 23 Jan 2022, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
>> I have never bought a laptop that comes with Linux pre installed, why should
>> I, when I can just do it myself, and then install everything I want/need in a
>> My favorite machine thus far would be my Huawei MateBook D15. It has a very
>> nice, grate, big keyboard, yes, also a rather large screen, but what can you
>> do? The battery is also reasonable.
>> Warm regards,
>> Brandt Steenkamp
>> Sent from the Slint machine using Thunderbird
>> On 2022/01/23 00:12, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
>>> For me it was always either the HP Pavillion or the Dell Satellite models.
>>> Relatively easy to use, come with standard options and a nice big keyboard.
>>> Yes, I have large hands. And yes, like you, screen size isn?t important to
>>> me. Still, with a larger screen there is video capability that can be
>>> retasked easily enough. Also, since most laptops often use screen size as a
>>> depending factor, a larger one will have the advantage of a larger keyboard.
>>>> On Jan 22, 2022, at 1:16 PM, Linux for blind general discussion
>>>> <blinux-list at redhat.com> wrote:
>>>> I am looking for a Linux machine to use in graduate CS courses. I probably
>>>> want Ubuntu or another common distro that comes with the screen reader (I
>>>> assume Orca) and other a11y stuff already installed. I like small, light
>>>> laptops (since I don't use the screen) that have decent memory and battery
>>>> life. Which machines are your favorites.
>>>> Thanks for the tip on VmWare the other day, BTW.
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