rhkra...@gmail.com composed on 2016-09-15 07:28 (UTC-0400):

...  my only reason for writing is to suggest (to the OP) that he consider
using a fairly inexpensive digital flat screen tv as his monitor.  I currently
use a 1080P 32" T that I bought for under $200 (on sale, somewhere, sometime,
probably either Newegg or TigerDirect).

It has something like 1920x1280 resolution (which is enough resolution for
me)--lets me easily set up two large windows side by side on the screen.

When I installed Wheezy, iirc (some years ago), fonts were pretty good (i.e.,
plenty big enough) with little or no intervention.  When I recently built a
Jessie machine I did initially get some very small fonts and I had to do some

Things too small on a 32" TV--get a 40 or 48 or even bigger TV (although the
expense does go up)--again on sale, about 2 years ago I found a 48" TV for
about $250.

Using a TV is nice idea at least in theory. A virtually blind friend uses a 42", seated at a pretty typical viewing distance, for Stretch and Leap. It takes me a lot of head movement to use. Most screens 20" & up are actually just small HDTVs (16:9 panels) with connections made for computers instead of TV, omitting any tuner, and commonly omitting speakers. However, larger may not be feasible:

1-boss provides hardware, so you get what you get, use it or get fired

2-space may be limited

3-personal field of view may be limited such that a bigger screen necessitates a large distance between eyes and screen

4-no money, must use whatever you already have

5-screens are designed for a certain range of viewing distances - 1080p is rather grainy when close enough to actually make typical default sizes adequate for someone using a big screen in order to make things big rather than providing room for more of similarly sized objects
"The wise are known for their understanding, and pleasant
words are persuasive." Proverbs 16:21 (New Living Translation)

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