is ubuntu good?

Al Sten-Clanton albert.e.sten_clanton at
Tue Aug 18 20:40:29 UTC 2015

I don't remember the exact link, but it's easy to find the thing from

one of the easier sites I've found to use.


On 8/18/2015 3:23 PM, Hank Smith, and Seeing-eye dog Iona wrote:
> Hello
> where can I get the talking debian installer?
> also my laptop has 4 gigs of ram it is a quad core processor
> Hank
> On 8/18/2015 12:18 PM, John G Heim wrote:
>> The behaviour you describe is similar to what I got when I tried to
>> install ubuntu 15.04 on a machine with less than 1Gb of memory. I
>> believe officially, you need only 512Mb but I don't think you can run
>> the GUI installer and orca with less than 1Gb.
>> If it was me, I'd try the talking debian installer. Even if it's not
>> the amount of RAM you have, the talking debian installer is more
>> failure proof.
>> On 08/18/2015 11:36 AM, Hank Smith, and Seeing-eye dog Iona wrote:
>>> I also forgot to mention in my last message that I also tried going to
>>> the gparted program from mate itself using the alt f 1 and going to
>>> system tools, if memory serves that is where it is located
>>> it then launches and the same behavior happens as described in last
>>> email that I sent out.
>>> once again I am not trying to miss spread info but I have trying to
>>> figure this stuff out for several weeks and am about to give up on linux
>>> intirely I really don't want to cause I really like the stuff that linux
>>> offers the blind comunity
>>> thanks
>>> Hank
>>> On 8/18/2015 2:23 AM, Tony Baechler wrote:
>>>> Well, if what you're saying is true, how was I able to do a complete
>>>> install by myself without help and why have other people on the Orca
>>>> list had the same success?  I'm sorry, but you're spreading
>>>> misinformation.  Please don't do that.  If you're having problems,
>>>> please ask or do some research, but please don't assume that Ubuntu,
>>>> MATE or Orca are automatically at fault. In this case, you didn't
>>>> press Super-S when the DVD booted, so Orca didn't start
>>>> automatically.  You shouldn't be running the partition manager with
>>>> Alt-F1 or Alt-F2 regardless.  You should get a message spoken when you
>>>> press Super-S telling you that the screen reader is running. This is
>>>> clearly documented on the Ubuntu accessibility wiki page.  The super
>>>> key is also known as the Windows key.  If Super-S doesn't work, try
>>>> Super-Alt-S.  Also, no, it doesn't run Terminal at all during the
>>>> installation.  Orca speaks great in the terminal, even as root with
>>>> sudo.
>>>> On 8/17/2015 10:42 AM, Hank Smith, and Seeing-eye dog Iona wrote:
>>>>> Hello you may want to give ubuntu mate a try?
>>>>> how ever you are unable to run the partition manager when you alt f 1
>>>>> and go
>>>>> to the respective program to run it.
>>>>> think it is running mate terminal wich causes orca to stop speaking
>>>>> have yet
>>>>> to find a fix for this wich is causing me to have second thoughts on
>>>>> ubuntu
>>>>> mate and mate as a hole have had nothing but problems with it.
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