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Wed Dec 13 20:03:23 UTC 2017


Of course I care. Why wouldn't I? If this will make it a lot easier to 
install several distributions at your fingertips, no more having to try 
and install VM Workstation, find the right ISO, and set everything up.

I want to try and figure out why Festival and Festvox isn't working the 
way I want it to. So I'm hoping that this will take over what we have now.


On 12/13/2017 8:51 AM, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> Hi,
> Will it be different? Of course. Just think of all the apps on a typical
> Linux /usr/bin/. Is that sufficiently different from Power Shell? I
> think so.
> Let alone whatever else one might install, e.g. mplayer, irssi, gdb,
> etc., etc.
> If all you need is what you describe, I expect you don't care, though.
> That's OK. Others will certainly want the additional tooling, let alone
> bash scripting.
> Janina
> Linux for blind general discussion writes:
>> Hi,
>> I can already use Windows Power Shell with Scoop and Open SSH, thanks to
>> a line of code someone sent me. I pasted it into Windows Power Shell,
>> and then I let it install everything. Now, whenever I need to access my
>> server, I launch Windows Power Shell, type ssh user at hostname and press
>> enter. Will this be any different from what I am doing now? In the past,
>> I used Secure CRT and Putty with Win SCP, but now I find that all I ened
>> is Windows Power Shell and Win SCP.
>> -Ulysses
>> On 12/13/2017 7:32 AM, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
>>> Hello, Blinux Folks:
>>> No doubt many of you are aware that the developer tools available on
>>> Microsoft's Windows 10, beginning with last year's so-called Anniversary
>>> Edition of Windows 10, include a reasonably sophisticated bash shell
>>> environment based on Ubuntu. Microsoft developed this environment in a
>>> contractual agreement with Canonical.
>>> So, with the appropriate Windows 10 install, one can now run various
>>> console apps under the Windows Terminal, including package management
>>> with apt, using NVDA or JAWS.
>>> I have it on good authority that JAWS will be tweaking it's support for
>>> the Windows terminal to better support this new power.
>>> Well, that's not the end of the story, as it transpires. Coming soon,
>>> according to the following announcement, is the ability to download and
>>> install other Linux distributions on your Windows 10 machine including
>>> Suse and Fedora. Aparently, one can even run multiple Linux
>>> distributions side by side, should that be desirable for any reason.
>>> Here's the Microsoft announcement:
>>> https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/commandline/2017/05/11/new-distros-coming-t
>>> So, I'm wondering where will our community gather to share support for
>>> this environment? Afaik, this list is still the best choice. I'm aware
>>> of no other. But, I know there's a need.
>>> An example is the need for an effective clipboard mechanism. Apparently,
>>> that's not currently present.  Guess I'll file a bug when I get my Apple
>>> Bootcamp Windows environment up and running later this week.
>>> hth
>>> Janina
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