is ubuntu good?

Kristoffer Gustafsson kg.kristoffer at
Mon Aug 17 13:50:35 UTC 2015

Yes, if I could get a direct link that would be good.
I'll try this out.

2015-08-17 13:37 GMT+02:00, Tony Baechler <tony at>:
> Hello,
> If I can make a suggestion, you might wish to try Ubuntu MATE.  It ships the
> MATE desktop instead of Gnome.  It's great for older hardware and generally
> has excellent accessibility.  I installed it here and I've been very happy
> with it so far.  The menu layout is very much like Windows XP.  Orca comes
> up talking and Speakup can be made to work without too much trouble.  You'll
> need to either install the espeakup or speechd-up packages by hand if you
> want Speakup to work and make sure the speakup_soft module is in
> /etc/modules.  I recommend the espeakup package for better performance, but
> if you want to use Speakup with Speech Dispatcher, install speechd-up.  To
> answer your other question, I think they would like a demonstration of how
> the desktop works.  For example, I was able to go to my NTFS drive, select
> an mp3 file and play it almost exactly as I would in Windows.  I am not
> trying to make a coparison as they are obviously very different interfaces
> and operating systems, but I'm saying that the learning curve is minimal.
> You can even try it from the live DVD before installation.  I recommend
> 15.04 for the latest packages, but there is a 14.04 long term support
> release, albeit not linked directly.  Ask if you want a direct download
> link.
> Also, I offer a low cost support service for exacly these kinds of
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> On 8/17/2015 4:00 AM, Kristoffer Gustafsson wrote:
>> Ok, then I'll try ubuntu.
>> It seems the easiest way to learn.
>> Also, it can interest more people when I'm making my podcasts for my
>> Swedish friends.
>> I got the idea when windows 10 was released.
>> I didn't like it at all, and I Think that some of my Swedish friends
>> are like me.
>> What things do you Think my friends will be intestered to hear if I
>> begin with this Project?
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