Any suggestions of what distro of Linux I should load onto a new computer?

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Tue Oct 12 21:16:13 UTC 2021

After installing, I heard ’screen-reader off’, so I turned orca on.
Then I was told to reboot.
After rebooting, I turned orca on, then logged in.
Then, no speech.
Could not get orca working.

> On Oct 12, 2021, at 7:12 AM, Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at> wrote:
> A huge +1 for Fedora MATE. I have it running on two computers here, one is not mine, and it works great. Orca comes with it, and you can run a full install after pressing alt+f2 to open the run window and then entering the word orca. Wifi generally works out of the box, though the NetworkManager applet that controls it doesn't tell you what it is. Still, you can just hold the alt and control keys and double tap the tab key to get to the top panel, then shift tab past the toggle button and press the enter key to bring up the menu that has your wifi connections. There's not much more to tell other than it's a great OS, not just for learning, but for daily use, and one of the computers in the house that is running it is even being used for gaming and live streaming. If you need to dig deeper into the guts of the system, it allows for that as well. I for one highly recommend the Fedora MATE spin.
> ~Kyle
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