Most suitable linux distro for a blind linux newbie?
samuel.thibault at ens-lyon.org
Sun Aug 7 17:56:52 UTC 2005
Larissa Naber, le Sun 07 Aug 2005 07:17:52 +0200, a écrit :
> My friend Yasemin, who is blind, wants to give Linux a spin. Now I'm
> looking for a suiteable distro. Although I have plenty of Linux
> experience my knowledge concerning making linux work for ablind person
> is somewhat limited. As of now, I spectaculariy failed to make my
> emacspeak speak. Most of my own maschines are running either gentoo or
> slackware and I used Suse in the past.
> I believe that a distro with a bsd like port system such as debian or
> gentoo is easiest to handle for a newbie. As gentoo tends to be a bit
> volatile, I probably would rather pick a debian stable release. Anybody
> out there using debian?
Probably more on debian-accessibility at lists.debian.org :)
> We allready tried a Suse (which refused to recognize the braille
> terminal, a baum vario 40) and a oralux (which just would not talk on
> her machine - I guess I'll have to put in a different sound card,
> probably some windows only onboard chip)
> It is not necessary that she'll be able to install the maschine all by
> herlf (at least not yet).
> Please let me know what you are using, and why you are using it.
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