Your opinions?

Alex Snow alex_snow at
Sun Nov 30 10:14:04 EST 2003

well the unix gui is nothing new. x has been around forever...
On Sun, 
Nov 30, 2003 at 01:22:41AM -0500, Jes and guide dog Harley wrote:
> Hi all.
> I'm just exercising my brain power in regards to Linux and have noticed something quite odd about where its going. I would like
> you all to read my thoughts with care, and if I am wrong or have messed up somewhere please feel free to correct me and by the
> way, there's a question at the end of this post, but you'll have to read my thoughts before you can get to my question in order to
> properly answer it.
> I have noticed that Linux seems to be taking on the trend of the ever hated Microsoft Windows. In the early nineties, Windows 3.1
> was released, and you had dos underneath it controling the hardware of the computer. When 95 and 98 and such came out, dos was
> scrapt and now there is no real dos mode any more, so in esence there's no real command line interface. I realize Linux is open
> source and all, however with the advent of Gnome (and please correct me if I am wrong at any point on this), I feel that Linux is
> headed in somewhat of the same fassion. My only reason for doubting myself would be to think that Linux started this trend first,
> then microsloth picked it up on the way. My question is. Will text consoles, seeing that the applications that are written for
> them like lynx and so fourth tend to be very far behind the times, be a consistant option for us as blind users in the Linux
> world?
> I would love to hear what you all think.
> Sincerely:
> Jes
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