Re: About Linux
Sonar is being merged into Vinux, which is moving over—I think they still plan this—to Fedora. I’d recommend Fedora, as it uses Gnome, the latest available and working packages, and is generally stable and pretty accessible.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
My opinion: I like the idea of Linux, but I don’t think it is as user friendly as Windows and Mac yet. Want Braille? Brltty is rather tricky to get working with Orca, and you have to ask people on IRC about that, #accessibility on irc.talkabout.cf.
Want Orca to do all the cool things NVDA does? I quote: “Make it yourself and stop complaining.”
If you like working things out, and are socially inclined and able to work around the “Linux is best, everyone else are evil greedy corporations especially Apple because you can’t view the source code and can’t run what Apple doesn’t want you to run, so they must be spying on you. And even though we only use Linux and Android, Apple and Windows must have worse interfaces, and most blind people don’t use Linux because they want it to work like JAWS and they complain all the time” mentality pervasive on that IRC server, where even things like Vim verses Emacs is still an issue, Linux may well work for you. I’m not trying to be negative about the people there, most of the time its a nice place until some one comes in using Mac or Windows, even if they use free software on top of their operating systems. End opinion.
Another problem is getting Linux onto the computer at all. For Acer folks, you have to go into the bios and turn on the f12 boot menu, and make sure you can boot into removable media from there as well.