trying to get started

William Sallander wsallander at
Tue Nov 6 23:20:14 UTC 2007

I'd like to use a screen reader with voice.  The screen reader would have to 
use a speech software based engine similar to Eloquent.. I'd also like to 
use a GUI setup similar to windows if possible.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Geoff Shang" <Geoff at>
To: "Linux for blind general discussion" <blinux-list at>
Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2007 4:45 PM
Subject: Re: trying to get started

> William Sallander wrote:
>> Hello Listers, I'm seriously thinking about installing Linux.
>> I'd like to know if there is a good book or document to get started with 
>> such as a Linux for Dummies or something for beginners?
>> I have a few more things to ask but I'll just get started with this one.
> Hi,
> The problem is that "getting started" documents are usually either 
> distribution-specific or are so general as to lack the kinds of specific 
> information a newbie to LInux really requires in order to install and get 
> started with Linux.
> So perhaps you should ask some of your other questions, as this may 
> influence which distribution is recommended and hence which reading 
> material could help you further.
> Geoff.
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