I have a T2 Mac Mini, and am looking for a compatible, accessible, and usable operating system for it.
I have an older version of MacOS, but up-to-date versions of MacOS set off my migraines. I think it’s because they’ve dropped support for 1080p displays, and made text too faint and gray on these displays.
I also have Linux Mint installed on it. Among other issues, I can’t get the built-in wifi working, and think I need a T2 version instead. https://wiki.t2linux.org/
I also tried Fedora T2, and I could somehow get the built-in wifi working.
Gentoo T2 is supposed to be very customizable. I think it should make it easier to try different desktop environments.
I was able to block most animation in both Linux Mint and Fedora T2. The settings were scattered between Effects, Keyboard, and Accessibility.
I encountered uncomfortably faint font rendering in both systems, and migraine-inducing font rendering in Firefox on Linux Mint. I was able to more-or-less fix Firefox by editing my user css and adding a 1px blur behind all text.
I can only get Linux Mint to use certain Colorsync profiles. I would like a way to switch to grayscale, adjust gamma, etc. I am not interested in proper calibration here, I am interested in different contrast options.
Both Linux Mint and Fedora rely on one big menu in the corner, and many, many, many sub-menus. I’d much prefer to have more smaller menus. I know there are apps that can add a more reasonable set, but defaulting to a more reasonable set would be better.
Linux Mint made it easy to set good, wide, always-visible scrollbars. Fedora did not. I think there may be a workaround using its theme css. I would also like grab scroll options.
Both Linux Mint and Fedora rely in the control key, which is way off in the corner. I’d like to be able to use command and fn keys for the same combos. Neither Linux Mint nor Fedora show active modifiers on the screen, which makes it much harder to use Sticky Keys or figure out why everything is suddenly going haywire.
Linux Mint only supports 4 keyboard layouts at a time. It also makes it inodinately hard to type hwair and thorn.
In Fedora, Firefox kept freezing. I was unable to install Mozregression to test. In Linux Mint, I had an awful time with the font rendering.
I haven’t tested Thunderbird in either system, and don’t want to lose incoming emails because they reached the wrong copy.