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Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at redhat.com
Sat Dec 16 03:17:02 UTC 2017

Obviously there are situations where a Linux box, whether that be on 
bare metal in a virtual machine or via a remote connection, is the best 
way to go, but that doesn't mean having a quick and easy way to access a 
Linux environment while running Windows doesn't have it's uses. I still 
need to look into this myself, but as others have said installing Linux 
on a box or in a virtual machine or getting access to a remote system 
all require some amount of work and more that what it seems to take to 
get access to Linux on Windows. I'm blind and use Linux almost 
exclusively for my personal computer use. I've installed Linux countless 
times on bare metal or in a virtual machine, but I'm still excited about 
this development on Windows and it's near the top of my list of things 
to check out.

On 12/15/2017 04:34 PM, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> Hi,
> 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?
> -Ulysses
> 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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