some bees nest stirring, was just how much can you do with?
klbrown at charter.net
Wed Mar 6 18:42:13 UTC 2013
The list I was referring to was the four flavors of linux you listed in your
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Subject: Re: some bees nest stirring, was just how much can you do with?
What list are you referring to? The only list I see is
> When they do, there will be Debian live images which work just like
> ubuntu or Vinux or trisquel or sonar.
which does include ubuntu. these are all Debian based distROS. RHEL is
not a Debian based distro. Furthermore, Vinux, Trisquil and Sonar are
all distros made with the blind specifically in mind.
On 06/03/13 10:51, Kevin wrote:
> Thank you Doug. I noticed that Redhat or ubuntu is not in that list. Is
> there a reason for that? Just curious.
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> Subject: Re: some bees nest stirring, was just how much can you do with?
> Just try the latest version of Debian testing. Whether you choose the
> network install, referred to on the page as netinst, or to use images, the
> text-based Debian installer is a complete gem to use. It uses speakup and
> is even kind enough to set up your console environment with speakup so
> you're really ready to go without sighted assistance.
> 1. download and burn the image of your choice: for your case, most likely,
> the i-386 version.
> 2. Burn the image to a cd or dd it onto a USB flash drive.
> 3. boot.
> 4. When the disk drive stops spinning, or you have waited a few seconds
> after loading the usb drive, press lowercase s and then return.
> 5. You will hear speakup come up and immediately begin reading the
> of the installer. You should be good to go from that point.
> Debian testing is proving to be rock-stable here and I have found no show
> stoppers yet. I don't know why they don't go ahead and release it as
> When they do, there will be Debian live images which work just like ubuntu
> or Vinux or trisquel or sonar. You can boot with them to see how you will
> like them first then decide to install.
> I happen to like all the above versions, and I would be hard-pressed to
> you which one you might want, but use the one you like most. You have
> the freedom to try them all and find one.
> Hope this helps.
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