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Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at redhat.com
Fri Dec 15 22:34:04 UTC 2017

I heard there were different options to start from a bootable disk with 
F12, F8, or something. I never heard Escape being used as a key to 
launch the bios menu. that's why it's so hard to find which keys you use 
because not all bio's are the same, unlike the Mac, which is universal.
I understand. I guess every operating system has its security bugs, but 
because Windows and Mac are close-source, people will not be able to 
update them and instead they wait for companies to push it out.
Why not have two different machines? One that runs Windows and all of 
the recording tools, or better yet, a Mac with recording tools, edit 
them, and then export them to a uSB thumb or external hard drive and put 
them on your Linux machine?
On 12/15/2017 2:17 PM, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> Most of us on this list are blind, and most of us have installed 
> Linux, some more than once, with no help at all. Usually, you need to 
> press something like the escape key to choose your drive from the boot 
> menu, which is usually at the bottom. You can get to it by pressing 
> the down arrow key. Yes there is the restricted boot problem, but more 
> than a few Linux distributions have been able to get around this now.
> Regarding the stability of the Linux host, Linux is just more stable, 
> especially under load. Windows tends to crash too easily, and when it 
> does, it will take your Linux virtual machine right along with it. 
> Windows is also far more open to malware and viruses that can destroy 
> the entire hard drive, Linux virtual machine included, whereas Linux, 
> though it does have security exploits from time to time, is less 
> likely to get distabilized by such things to the point that it 
> destroys the whole OS and all your files.
> Regarding recording Flite voices, you will need to do that on the 
> machine where you intend to record the voice. If you are using a 
> remote connection or a virtual machine, you will get far too much 
> latency, especially if you need to start and stop recording.
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