An official slightly off topic anouncement

Kenny Hitt kenny at
Fri Feb 23 18:19:12 EST 2007


I haven't used Windows in 6 years, but I now use Gnome full time.  I
like having access to the GUI and my console apps in the same environment.  Orca does almost as well as speakup for accessing console apps in Gnome-terminal.
Thanks to features of Gnome-terminal, I have better use of console apps than if I ran several virtual consoles.
Gnome accessibility is improving much faster than Windows ever did.
Remember, The gnome accessibility project is only 4 years old.  The
project started with a complete rewrite of Gnome libs and apps.


On Fri, Feb 23, 2007 at 05:43:50PM -0500, Albert E. Sten-Clanton wrote:
> That said, I do not regard it as a virtue that using Linux may separate "the men from the boys."  In order for Linux or any other "free software" to do the job that Richard Stallman and his ilk have in mind, it will have to become friendly to the user whose love of technical knowledge analogizes to the difference between the temperature of liquid helium and absolute zero.  More precisely, there will have to be that choice, while propellerheads and propellerhead wannabees retain the option of doing all sorts of esoteric stuff.  My impression is that Fedora, Ubuntu, and sSuse are aiming somewhat in that direction, and there may be other variants.  For my part, I only wish this apparently increasing friendliness was at least optionally text-based:  I gather that, even with best efforts by Willie Walker and others, blind people still can make better use of the Windblows gui than any Linux gui.
> Just my notions!

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