Re: About Linux
JM Casey <crystallogic@...>
Good post. That said, I don't know how much things have changed, but when I was using a Linux box in 2008 or so, I had a hell of a battle with orca. Always crashing. And Gnome was the only desktop GUI environment it actually worked in. Someday I'd like to give it another go, as I really like Linux in theory -- just seemed to be spending more time trying to fix things than actually accomplishing stuff with the oS.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Antony Stone
Sent: May 23, 2018 4:58 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] About Linux
You do not have to use the command line on Linux unless you want to.
There are many distributions which provide a graphical environment from the default installation, and although you can open a command shell to type things if you want to, you can do this in MS Windows too - it doesn't mean that you have to.
There are Linux distributions with accessible installers providing speech output, and there is a screenreader (Orca) for working with both Braille and speech for graphical applications.
You cannot install NVDA or other MS Windows applications under Linux, but you can't install them under Mac OSX either. That doesn't mean a Mac is worse than Windows - it just means they're different from each other.
It doesn't mean you can't install Firefox - you just have to install the Linux or OSX version instead of the Windows version. It does mean you cannot use NVDA, but you can use another screenreader instead (Orca for Linux, Voiceover for Mac OSX).
Linux is different. Mac OSX is different. Some people prefer them; it's a personal choice.
Please don't mislead people by suggesting that they are worse just because you can't install the same applications as you can on Windows. You might just as well say that Windows is worse than Linux because it doesn't support all the Linux applications that are available.
On Wednesday 23 May 2018 at 10:44:01, zahra wrote:
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