I wish to become an ArchLinux Trusted User. To that end, here
is a bit of information pertaining to me.
I started using Linux in the summer of 2000. Before that time, I used
Unix shell accounts offered by various Internet service providers.
I've been using some flavor of *nix since 1995.
I'm blind, and I've always worked from a text console. Dialup Unix shell
accounts had mostly vanished by 2000, so I installed Slackware.
I used Slackware until early 2007, and I learned a great deal about Linux
in the process. I could describe my reasons for dropping Slackware, but
I won't. It's a fine distribution, and the answer to the "which distribution
is best" question is mostly subjective.
After looking at several distros, I settled on Arch in September
of 2008. Moving to Arch was easy for me, because of my years of experience
Currently, I maintain 8 packages in unsupported, and this number is growing.
See the following URL for my work:
My username on the BBS, AUR, and wiki is cmb.
I want to do my part to make ArchLinux more accessible to the blind.
My first order of business is to submit two packages to the community
repository: speakup and espeakup.
These two packages provide one reliable method of supplying spoken output from
the text console under Linux.
I will endeavor to faithfully represent the interests of the whole
ArchLinux user community, not just those of the tiny subset who are blind.