FYI - Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 released

Willie Walker William.Walker at Sun.COM
Mon Apr 9 12:40:03 UTC 2007

Hi Anders:

A fair amount has happened since 2000.  The GNOME desktop has built in a 
lot of good accessibility infrastructure, and the Orca screen reader 
( is gaining a fair amount of momentum.  In 
addition, Linux distributions seem to be taking usability and 
accessibility more seriously.  Ubuntu, for example, has an accessible 
installation process.

Hope this helps,


Anders Holmberg wrote:
> Hello!
> Sounds great.
> Now it was nearly 7 years i was an active linux user.
> But i really do want to begin with it again.
> 7 years ago i used debian but now i dont remember the version.
> I understand that there has been many things happening since 2000.
> Is it something to think about when or if i want to install debian?
> I mean as a blind user.
> I was using the console, no graphics and i do hope i can use the console 
> in this version?
> In the year 2000 i also used brltty.
> I havent followed the linux development that much the last seven years 
> so i hop you forgive me for my dum questions.
> ANy help is appreciated.
> /Anders.
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