Peter Fork sanktepernr2 at
Wed Dec 10 03:27:56 GMT 2008


Allthough all efforts towards more and better accessibility is welcome I feel that some fundamentals of linux need to be preserved and guarded in regards to the prolification of distrobutions with accessibility in mind.

1. Security should be tight and permission granted only when authentication can be established. Therefor forcing users to use a certain user acount instead of letting her choose an own acount name is wrong it not only takes away some security it also it takes away the control from the user. The same thing goes for the password part. Even if there is a way to change the password afterwords with a command line.

2. Activevating all accessibility aids from the start is just strange. Its not intuitive and takes away resources from the user. Again let the user choose what to use and how to use it! People use linux because Apple and Microsoft doesn't let them use there computers like they would like to do, so don't make the same misstake and asume what others want just because you or someone you know wants it.

3. Letting someone log in automaticaly is not good security and even Microsoft doesn't do that anymore. Plus ubuntu now come with guest acounts if someone want to use your computer without your supervision. If a user does want this they can always change this later but it shouldn't be default.

4. If the accessibility aid can't read menus icons and such as you say you'd better file a bug since that would be a major problem if it is so. What is the thought on this from all you others that use Orca and Gnome?! Is Orca unreliable?!


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