Thread: Something other than Ubuntu

  1. #16
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    I've considered what you're talking about. It does seem like fun to dig into a grittier, more challenging OS. On the other hand, it seems like cutting off your nose to spite your face if you have to take a massive hit to your daily productivity, stress levels, etc. to do it. All Linux is Linux. You can dig deeper and learn more even if you have the shiniest GUI interface covering your system. That's the way I see it. When I'm in the mood to have things "just work", I often get that from Ubuntu. On the other hand, nothing prevents me from trying to do some systems programming or something.

    I'm not saying either is right or wrong, I just think you can have it both ways if you have the mind to.
    I made a pair of "Braille Gloves" which have 6 vibration motors in six finger tips and vibrate in the relevant patterns. I have used this to read stuff while out walking. Given there is a fairly well defined programmer-oriented Braille encoding I should imagine it would work in this situation. Diagrams could be a pain still.

    Note: I am not blind but have learnt Braille fairly easily so for me it works quite well

    Disclaimer: I haven't tried this while driving yet...

  2. #17
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    has anyone considered scientific linux or centos? both are pretty modern distributions, with plenty of room to play around under the hood.

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