Getting Started with linux

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Sun Jan 16 15:48:32 UTC 2022

Is there a reason why you haven't tried Slint, Howard? It's accessible
out-of-the-box & is likely a good starting point for a beginner. &
it's developer is a regular participant on blind Linux mailing list,
including 1 of his own, I believe.

On 1/16/22, Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at> wrote:
> Well, it sounds like you're telling me to run linux under windows? That
> isn't what I had in mind.  Here's what I've learned thus far:
> I need to download a linux OS; then make a bootable media and install
> the linux ISO to it.
> Well, I did that:
> downloaded ubuntu-20.04.3-desktop-amd64.iso
> and (for flashing it to the thumb drive) balenaEtcher-Portable-1.7.3.exe
> made a bootable thumb drive and installed ubuntu on it.
> Now I need to learn how to install ubuntu from the thumb drive.  I must
> search for instructions to go on from here.
> Thanks.
> Howard
> On 1/15/2022 5:53 PM, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
>> Ubuntu or Fedora could do that for you.  alt-windows-s toggles speech on
>> and off and you want to choose try ubuntu or try fedora buttons on the
>> desktop screen.  Desktop screen is windows-d once system boots and you
>> have speech.
>> On Sat, 15 Jan 2022, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
>>> Hello all,
>>> I've been wanting to try out linux but haven't wanted to give up or mess
>>> up
>>> any of my working windows systems.  Would it be possible to install some
>>> version of linux on a CD or a DVD; then just boot a computer from that
>>> disk
>>> bypassing windows altogether?  If so, I'd have to make it either talk or
>>> drive
>>> a Braille display.
>>> Wonder if anyone would have any suggestions?  Thank you.
>>> Howard
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