Newbie to linux and a question

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Sat Dec 15 16:19:49 UTC 2018

Hello may  i ask what adrianne. 

If I do not use that, may I still use orca? 


Michael maslo

> On Dec 15, 2018, at 09:22, Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at> wrote:
> Ubuntu is a Debian Derivative, and while I haven't used it myself for
> nearly a decade(I switched to vanilla Debian somewhere around 2010 or
> 2011, and have used Knoppix(another Debian derivative) as my
> day-to-day OS since late 2012, it is my understanding that Ubuntu
> often has some of the most divisive customizations in its default
> setup compared to other distros in the Debian family.
> That said, I really can't offer much advice on using Orca as I
> essentially have no experience using it with a full Desktop
> Environment or with applications other than Firefox, and I keep Orca
> around solely because, in my opinion at least, Firefox+Orca provides a
> better blind web experience than any text-mode web browser, which is a
> real shame considering I can do everything else on a computer from the
> command line.
> I'd say give Knoppix a try, but when they stopped releasing a CD
> version, they also stopped releasing official images that boot into
> Adriane(Knoppix's blind accessibility suite) by default, and while you
> only need to change one line of one text file within the .iso to make
> Adriane the default boot option, the only means I know of for doing
> this requires mounting the iso, copying the contents to a writable
> folder, making the edit, and then building a new iso. And while I'm
> willing to share the iso where I've already done this, its way too
> large for any practical means of sharing files I know of. And while
> Knoppix is great as a liveDVD, it does leave quite a bit to be desired
> when installed to a hard disc.
> -- 
> Sincerely,
> Jeffery Wright
> Bachelor of Computer Science
> President Emeritus, Nu Nu Chapter, Phi Theta Kappa.
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