Newbee Linux user introduction

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Sat Mar 28 16:04:52 UTC 2020

install accessible-coconut an accessible distribution from which will help you for different uses.If you are
interested contact sath.linux at

On 3/27/20, Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at> wrote:
> Hello,
> My name is Simon and I am from UK.
> I have been a Windows and for 13 years a mac user.  I have no training in
> computer programming.  Whatever I do know , I have learnt as I went along.
> I would like to give Linux a go, having failed a few years ago.  But I’m
> quite determined to learn.  I have just joined this group, and I would like
> to ask you to be patient with me as I may be talking nonsense or asking very
> basic questions.  The world of Linux is very new to me and I am still very
> much learning the concepts and terms other experienced users take for
> granted.
> If you had any suggestions or pointers to any materials I might use to
> start, please help.  I understand from my research on the subject of Linux
> accessibility that CLI is the way to go.  I have no sight and I use speech
> as well as Braille.  I have just managed to install Debian 10.3 distro on an
> old laptop Dell inspiron 640, have successfully activated Orca during the
> installation and completed it.  I can’t yet determine whether I’m using
> gnome desktop or Mate, and if Gnome, whether it would be easier for me to
> use Mate , and if the latter is true, how I would install or choose Mate if
> it’s already installed.  I’m not quite sure yet either exactly what the
> difference between the two is.  I realize my Dell is 13 years old, and I
> will want to purchase a much newer second hand laptop as soon as I’ve saved
> for it.  This might enable me to install something different.  A friendly
> person on another list suggested tarch.  I am beginning to research Tarch
> and want to be ready to use it so if there are any documents that would help
> me understand how Tarch works after the installation, and whether I can
> install it without sight, please say.
> Thank you for listening.
> Simon
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