speakup 1.0 and slackware 8.0

Shaun Oliver shauno at goanna.net.au
Mon Dec 31 09:35:53 EST 2001

I'm in agreement with you.
the shell is not for everyone.
but having said that, if people think that lthe x-windows system is
going to be like ms windows, they have another thing coming.
they'll be both pleasantly surprised and in for a nasty shock.
in as much as with linux there isn't as many crashes as there is with
windows but by the same token, it pays to learn as much about your
machine as possible because linux isn't going to hand hold anybody
those are just my thoughts.
On Sun, 30 Dec 2001, Thomas Ward wrote:

> hey, he wanted to know Speakups limatations and I told him. Weather anyone
> wants to believe it or not x-windows is a big part of the sited world.
> Users that come from MS Windows often ask me if Linux has a gui just like
> Windows, and they want that ease of use. Many blind users won't use Linux
> just because they can't use x.
> I still use Windows and Linux, because I don't have the option of the rich
> apps for x. I'd like to be able to use Gnofin, Star Office, and plenty of
> other apps that should be accessible once Gnopernicus comes out.
> I have a vary fast 1.2 GHZ ddesktop computer with lots of ram, and x moves
> like a demon on my computer. I haven't noticed any memory or speed loss
> using x. X even runs pretty decently on my laptop which is only a p166 with
> 80 MB of ram. X operates better than MS Windows as far as speed, and I'm not
> sure what you are getting at as a memory hog.
> The point here is that the sighted world does use X for almost everything,
> and we should have access to that interface as well. I'll use any interface
> that gets me where I want to go, and any apps I chose to. Frankly, i am not
> sure why people complain about anyone who shows an interest in a graphical
> interface. The shell interface is not for everyone. I frankly can't remember
> every single command for Linux, and know it would be easier just to click a
> button or menu item to do that command.
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Shaun Oliver

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