speakup 1.0 and slackware 8.0

Shaun Oliver shauno at goanna.net.au
Mon Dec 31 09:54:06 EST 2001

I'll take that point.
I still think no matter what os u run and no matter what interface you
it pays to learn as much about your system as possible and also as much
about the internet and it's protocols as you can handle. just for the
sake of being able to get yourself out of the pooh.
and as I've never used x, mainly because I can't, I suppose I shouldn't
have made that statement but, by the same token, it doesn't hurt to be
corrected. lol!
On Mon, 31 Dec 2001, Kirk Wood wrote:

> On Tue, 1 Jan 2002, Shaun Oliver wrote:
> > 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
> > either.
> First, I want to challenge the notion that the sighted world all uses
> X. Many of us (I am a sightling) don't. I will say the majority
> due. Perhaps an overwhelming majority do. But the impression I have gotten
> when I last went to a Linux User Group in the Dallas area is that many
> still use a command shell window within X.
> As for the stability factor, I haven't tried X in about 2 years. But 2
> years ago X had a long way to hve the stability of WIndows 9.x. I know
> that is blasphemy, but it is the truth. Perhaps the latest version are
> much better. I know that XFree has moved into the 4 series. But don't
> think that for a minute XFree 3 is as stable as Windows. I simply isn't,
> the good news being that you don't have to take the entire system down to
> recover. But if you have to restart the Windows, you have still lost
> everything that was running in that session. And it is still unstable.
> I would compare XFree version 3 with Windows version 3.
> =======
> Kirk Wood
> Cpt.Kirk at 1tree.net
> One of the most overlooked advantages to computers is...  If they do
> foul up, there's no law against whacking them around a little.
> 	-- Joe Martin
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Shaun Oliver

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