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Comment: I got suggestions (Score 1) 249

by TheZorch (#25956713) Attached to: Cost-Conscious Companies Turn To Open Source
Using GIMP in place of Photoshop to cut costs is one thing. Also, a good alternative to JAWS is needed for Blind users. The screen reading software is $900, the company Freedom Scientific is charging such a high price because they know people will go to their state's Rehabilitation department for help getting the software. Because they have a monopoly on such products they can do as they please, but the OSS community could change all that.

Comment: Ubuntu Needs to Be Fixed! (Score 3, Insightful) 865

by TheZorch (#25956671) Attached to: What Needs Fixing In Linux
There is a major problem in Ubuntu which the Ubuntu community seem unable to comprehend. n the Screen Resolution dialog in Ubuntu 7.10 it was possible to change what type of monitor you are using if X.org was unable to properly detect you're hardware. This functionality was removed from Ubuntu 8.04 and Ubuntu 8.10 and Kubuntu 8.10 with KDE4. The Ubuntu community seem completely unable to comprehend why this is a problem, however users who try Ubuntu and install the drivers for their video cards find themselves locked in at a resolution of 640x480 with no clear way of fixing the problem. In 7.10 it was as simple as opening the Screen Resolution dialog and changing what monitor you have, but now that functionality is gone. This is a big problem that can put off new users from ever giving Ubuntu or Linux in general any serious consideration and that is unacceptable.

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