[BCAB] android or chrome os on a desktop?

goshawk on horseback goshawk_on_horseback at fastmail.co.uk
Sat Oct 12 14:55:28 BST 2019


thanks, where can one get it from?

Simon


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Lewis Crack" <lewiscrack at gmail.com>
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Sent: Thursday, October 10, 2019 3:25 PM
Subject: Re: [BCAB] android or chrome os on a desktop?


Hi Simon,

I installed Classic Shell on my Mum's laptop and made it look like a
Windows 7 style, it works really well and kills the ribbons.

I believe there are others, but Classic Shell is the one I use.

Cheers!
Lewis.

On 10/10/2019, goshawk on horseback <goshawk_on_horseback at fastmail.co.uk> 
wrote:
> thanks, what are these programs you mention please?
>
> Simon
>
>
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> From: "Stephen" <whocrazy at internode.on.net>
> To: "BCAB Discussion List" <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
> Sent: Wednesday, October 09, 2019 9:20 AM
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] android or chrome os on a desktop?
>
>
> You can use 3rd party programs to get rid of the
> ribbons and make it look like an older windows version.
> Accessibility wise, windows 10 isn't an issue
> with me, but there are some other problems that
> worry me, such as forced updates, and the fact
> they make it so difficult to turn all updates off.
> I don't like an operating system that takes a lot
> of control away from the users.
> At 07:02 PM 10/9/2019, you wrote:
>>Hi. I agree. Mike > On 9 Oct 2019, at 03:42,
>>Iain Lackie <iainlackie at gmail.com> wrote: > > I
>>would say that rumours about accessibility
>>issues with Windows 10 are greatly
>>exaggerated. > > Iain > >> On 9 Oct 2019, at
>>2:17 am, goshawk on horseback
>><goshawk_on_horseback at fastmail.co.uk>
>>wrote: >> > > hello all, > am currently
>>running win7 on my desktop machine, but
>>seemingly support for this is going to end this
>>coming january. > not only do I not really want
>>windows 10, as I have just heard so many stories
>>of access issues with it, especially when it
>>comes to those pesky ribbon menus, but as my
>>current screenreader is window-eyes, that
>>seemingly won't work with it as well. > so if I
>>have got to change both my os and screenreader,
>>rather than the win10 rout, I wondered if there
>>is any sort of android desktop machine? > as at
>>least having used that on my samsung phone, if
>>there is, I thought that may be a better rout to
>>go. > if that's not possible, another option
>>that I am considering, is something like chrome
>>os, again, if I can find that on a desktop
>>machine, so am wondering if anyone has had any
>>experience of this with it's screenreader, and
>>range of apps? > as I have heard a few good
>>things about this, but don't really know that
>>much about it. > > Simon > > -- > To find out
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