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  1. #1211
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    Quote Originally Posted by Light Dependant Resistor View Post
    Yes he should look at using http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=vinux
    which has support for both Braille and visually impaired persons.

    and it is free

    Hope this helps.


    Cheers / Chris
    Thanks Chris, only yesterday I was talking to him about using him using Linux, I will look at Vinux.
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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Hard to say. I always buy second hand monitors. My current 22" HP has given good service for years. May go for something bigger soon. I also have crap eyesight.

    There's a used 24" Asus on ebay for 80 in Harrow. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ASUS-VW247...kAAOSwtGlZFa77
    Actually, my 24" BenQ is the first brand new monitor that I have bought, was just over 100 about 3 years ago, all others have been used, some good, some not so good. My eyesight is not brilliant either. First noticed the reduction about 17 years ago when I could not read the writing on fuses without an aid. I will look at the 24" Asus listing, but I'm really tempted to recommend new for this neighbour. Thanks for the link, have just sent it to the him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    Win 10 has better things for visually impared.. he will get a free upgrade from 7.
    Thanks, did not know that, thought that the free upgrade had finished.
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    My BenQ 24" monitor is still sold today, gets good reviews:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Monitors/...4+inch+monitor

    Has HDMI, DVI, VGA, and headphone connections, I find the picture quality very good, minor niggles, built in speakers could be better, adjustment buttons a little difficult to use, but once set, don't really need to touch them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spendorman View Post
    Thanks, did not know that, thought that the free upgrade had finished.
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/acce...ndows10upgrade
    Regards,
    Grant ....

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    Thanks, I probably qualify too.
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    This might be good for the neighbour:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/BenQ-GL2760...7+inch+monitor

    But price increases a fair bit for this next size up from mine.
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    Been messing around with an old HP DC5800 machine, core 2 duo 2.93 GHz, 4Gb RAM, Toshiba 500GB hybrid hard drive.

    Put Linux Mint 18.1 Mate on it, runs well, but can’t seem to get the screen resolutions I need, suspect it’s a graphics driver problem, haven’t sorted it.

    Thought I’d try Windows 8.1 pro. Installed it and a fair bit of other software inc. Sophos, Malwarebytes Premium, VLC Player, XN View, Firefox, Glary Utilities Pro, Office 2007 Pro and RadioSure.

    All devices including a PCIe USB 3.0 card and a USB Wi-Fi adapter were recognised and worked fine, no searching around for any drivers

    Seems to run well. Boots in around 23 seconds, not bad.

    I was looking for the end of support date for 8.1, didn’t find it, anyone know?

    Also 8.1 boots to the Start Page, tried the usual adjustment (https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-boot...ws-8-1-2626240) to make it boot to the desktop, doesn’t seem to work, any suggestions? Thanks.
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    Used to just tick a box in the navigation panel i think. Might have changed. Win 10 is better tbh. Its pretty stable too. Ive not had any probs
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    Thanks, I tried that, didn't seem to work. Don't think I'd ever use 10 for the Big Brother reasons.
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