What laptop would the Blind community recommend for web development?

New njcM38
Mar 13 23 Comments

I currently have a Windows laptop dual booted with Ubuntu. It's definitely not the best environment, but I have to make it work. I was wondering what laptop would the Blind community recommend for web development.
TIA

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  • New monomo
    Linux all the way. Fuck Macs and their expensive ecosystem.
    Linux is way ahead coming to the user experience. Stability is not as sharp as osx but fuck it, you can pretty much fix everything on a linux machine.
    Get a nice laptop and try Linux mint, Solus, Fedora or Manjaro. Go with the one you like.
    Mar 1310
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      tsukino

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      tsukinomore
      there are distros for good stability - i.e. debian

      also, the biggest barrier to being able to fix problems is lack of open source and root privileges
      Mar 13
    • New njcM38
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      Well, what laptop would you recommend? I have a Lenovo right now.
      Mar 13
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      Mar 13
    • New monomo
      Get a light laptop with good battery life. The Dell one i got is still rocking Mint and I get at least 5 hrs of life from it.
      Mar 13
    • Apple EXQB54
      You're an idiot. Linux is not a computer and Mac is not an operating system. You can run Linux on a Mac.
      Mar 13
    • New monomo
      You're a big fucking idiot. You don't know that almost all distros are incompatible with macs. You can install them, but so many components don't work - radio, Bluetooth, touchpad etc. You work at Apple so you're stuck in your own fucked up Apple ecosystem. Come see people outside, and see the flexibility that people want. Don't force them to buy new equipment just to make things work with your macs.

      Not to mention the useless UX of your so called OSX, please put some grass in the mouths of those designers. Go back to school you fool.
      Mar 13
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      I believe monomo was saying don't just use a MacOS and ecosystem that normally comes with a Mac computer
      Mar 13
    • Accenture / DataGachon
      LMFAO, buying a Mac to install Linux? Hilarious.
      Mar 13
    • Apple EXQB54
      Why are you hiding behind new while throwing shade on products by other companies, you Linux zealot arrogant Linux piece of shit.
      I'm a hardware dev so I use Linux mac and windows all at the same time. Linux has garbage ux built by devs taking a shit on their keyboads. Why the fuck does a new window open up every time I open a folder? You're definitely wrong, Linux is way behind in UX and most devs would prefer to use Mac any day. Cut the fake news idiot.
      Mar 13
    • New monomo
      I'm not hiding behind New lol. I'll tell you a secret:
      I'm not using my employer's email.
      Now to cut your Apple madness,
      Answer these you fucking bastard:

      - any fucking way to copy/view the path through the "Finder"?
      - Way to navigate "up one level" in Finder?
      - Slingshot is crap. I always end up opening something random because it is so slow at Autocompleting me. Ever try Synapse? Way way ahead in this department.
      - Program cannot be opened because it's from an unidentified developer. WOW. It wouldn't even tell you to go to settings and enable it.
      - if you need to access settings/menu of the program you are in, go to the top left corner of the screen. Incredible.
      - Windows often overshoot and jump out of the screen, and to get to them you must "3 finger swipe up? Wtf. Ever saw this on Linux at all?"

      - why the fuck are your close,minimize buttons so small, are they made for ants?

      - Osx is so fucking slow lol. Thanks to all the garbage on it. A little pressure and it goes off like an airplane.

      - You must be smoking something, check out Gnome, Cinnamon, Budgie and Pantheon desktops, don't complain like a monkey about MATE, LXDE and other prehistoric desktops. People stopped working on those long ago.

      Don't get me wrong. Mac is great hardware. It is the software on it that is crap. Idiot brains like you need to learn stuff.
      If I designed a system, it would be the PERFECT system. If Jobs were still alive he wouldn't have allowed OSX to continue to be the piece of shit it is now. You people need to be fed with proper UX lessons.
      Mar 13
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    EMVH32more
    For the blind community I highly recommend a laptop with a Braille keyboard.
    Mar 130
  • Google DgUH12t
    Mac is your best option. It has a nice Unix environment (bash shell, node, pip, ssh all run smoothly) with other tools you may need as a web dev (Photoshop? Outlook, word, Excel)
    Mar 130
  • Tinder sudormrf/
    Real developers don’t need one
    Mar 130
  • Amazon / Eng$name
    Did you give a shot at using WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux), with an Ubuntu or whatever distro on top?

    Given all the mac nonsense (touch bar, no USB A ports, heck almost no ports anymore) I'm considering switching from Mac to that.
    Mar 134
    • Amazon / Eng$name
      Before I get trashed for not considering native Linux, even being a developer I need to write the occasional Word/Excel/PowerPoint or use Outlook and we don't have Office 365.
      Mar 13
    • New njcM38
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      I haven't done that, no. I shall take a look. I'm looking to change my laptop since it's old now and the machine gets overwhelmed for every tiny thing now.
      Mar 13
    • Apple / Eng
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      I actually love the USB-C setup for work. Everything is connected to a dongle and the only thing I need to plug and unplug everyday is that one USB-C connection to the dongle. But yes, you can do that with any other laptop that has Thunderbolt 3 charging ready (or whatever that's called).
      Mar 13
    • Amazon / Eng$name
      I can see that is the set of peripherals you need is stating and you never need something on the go, or to connect with USB A (99.9999999% of the stuff out there?

      For example we use MFA devices that are USB A... Need them at all times to authenticate. Sucks to have a dongle hanging off your port on the move and a receipe to eventually hit the thing and break the port.
      Mar 15
  • Informatica judomajort
    I tried linux for a long time and got tired of something constantly falling off: bluetooth, mouse, camera or mic, skype intermittent fails. I don’t have time to fix this. Linux is for servers. Client is Win or Mac. Using both now, pretty stable
    Mar 130
  • Apple women
    Switched from win/linux to mac. Never come back. Mac Ui is so pleasant to the eyes
    Mar 130
  • Nvidia shm
    Dell XPS 13 (for the gorgeous display) or waahwee matebook pro (for best value)
    Mar 130
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    Why aren't you just working on windows and connecting to the Ubuntu remotely with putty/intellij/power shell /etc...
    Mar 130

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