debian on a laptop?
klewellen at shellworld.net
Fri Jan 14 08:19:52 UTC 2011
will try to speak to your points.
>From my experience reading and the like, actually Janina told me this ages
back, it is a good idea to have someone at your end who is at least
vaguely familiar with Linux if devoting an entire machine to this for the
Just reading SOME of the commands one must type makes me dizzy sometimes
I run both a production and a nonprofit, am a radio journalist and
professional singer. I do not mind tinkering in DOS, because I learned it
well when I had more time for learning.
I have far far less time to completely construct this system myself from
the ground up without someone used to and familiar with the speech
aspects, and the compiling requirements of Linux nearby to call.
Given my druthers I would duplicate my first learning experience, get
trained in the screen reader the basics of the operating system and a
couple of my major programs, and learn where to look or read for help.
I would happily pay for this, in town if I could find it.
I am not lazy, just honest. I would rather concentrate on learning how to
run what I must run, once constructed to make running easy if that makes
sense, read documentation with a framework of understanding that moves
forward. I know what my talents are, and what they are not, or more how I
can use my time these days grin.
I think too I would rather learn first hand with someone, if I must do the
constructing, but would rather not have to do much construction,
certainly not alone.
My computers are critical tools in my trade, I want my Linux machine to be
what my other machines already are. ones I can count on as functional with
a minimum amount of bugs, constant upgrading and issues. I want to
enhance how I make my living and that means setup so I can count on it, and
debian seems to put out solid packages.
Think out of, ormostlyout of the box.
As for my goals, two, perhaps three. I have in a sealed box the edition
of wordperfect created for Linux / UNIX. unless I am sure this can be
run, I am not going to do word processing, leaving only two.
I have never been a windows user, so am not working from that frame of
reference at all. solid command line is my life as I use DOS every single
day, several hours a day.
I seek slightly more Internet flexibility than I am getting now in terms
of browsers. if that means ebrowse then terrific, or firefox if it works
in debian. Ray keeps speaking of ice Wiesel, but I have not heard
enough to know if this is the best alternative option. if I can I want to
access youtube materials, audio in particular, or youtube like material
as well thas I am
starting to need this more and more for work. Lillypond is a
composing package, so I would want to run this properly as well.
I would add and include in my Internet concept getting and downloading
books, both nls to my player, not on the computer, and or library e-book
/ audio book content and burning that content to a cd for playing n say a
victor reader classic, or a standard cd player.
as for my desire for dectalk, I appreciate that others have different
experiences. Still I have used dectalk for computing and stand alone
reading, I have a reading edge, for more than 15 years. my goal is to add
this computer to my professional tools, fill in the gaps that I cannot
already do elsewhere and with as little down time as
Actually my favorite voice still likely remains the old vert ones, but oh
getting to working is what I want to minimize, meaning I want to choose
in advance hardware in a fashion that will work. I would like to be able
to travel with this machine, use the Internet either via dsl or dial up if the only
option, on the road, as well as plug it into my rooter here at home when
I need it.
since I can do dsl in DOS, and friends come over with their windows
laptops and go on the Internet at my house, I feel sure it should be
achievable in Linux too.
Is this more clear?
On Fri, 14 Jan 2011, Trevor Saunders wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 13, 2011 at 10:25:38PM -0500, Karen Lewellen wrote:
>> Granted I have the desktop hardware sitting in my office for a Linux
>> box, but am told no one in Toronto can do this sort of work from an
>> access standpoint.
> hmm? I'm not sure what you mean, what work is this? I ee you are
> writing from a shellworld email so my first gues would be some sort of
> syadminy thing, which I would think you could do just fine from a
> linux, imho more comfortably than from a windows one.
>> My two questions are basic hardware specifications if I go with
>> laptop instead, and what about speech?
> for what hardware it mostly depends on what you plan to do with the
> machine, but I'd also keep in mind what hardware is likely to take work
> to get working.
>> I prefer tectalk speech if I can get it, which I guess? meaning I
>> could be wrong, means an external synthesizer?
> I've never heard of techtalk to you mean the ibmtts / ttsynth eliquence
> like thing? Personally I've always been perfectly fine with espeak, but
> I understand plenty of others feel differently.
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