Hi there

Do you have to buy ubuntu? Or is it open-source, and burnable to a cd?

thanks. Btw, I'm running a 1.3 ghz, AMD Duron, 256 mb ram for my desktop--It 
even has USB 1 ports! imagine!


Have a good day from Tyler C. Wood!

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From: "Thomas Ward" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Gamers Discussion list" <gamers@audyssey.org>
Sent: Monday, August 18, 2008 12:08 PM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Linux vs Windows was Windows 7


> Hi Josh,
> Gnome 2.20 and Orca 2.20 ship with Ubuntu 8.04 out of the box. There is
> no need to grab Gnome independantly. In fact, if you want to try Linux
> before installing it Ubuntu8.04 comes on a bootible cd  which you place
> in your cd drive, reboot your system, and if you press enter on the
> first two screens it will boot directly to a minimal Gnome desktop. It
> is just one more step to do alt+f2 and type orca, followed by enter.
> Answer Orcas questions do an alt+control+backspace wait for the little
> drumb beat, press enter, and you have a fully functional, and talking
> Gnome desktop. Of course, if you want to add applications such as
> gnome-mud to play muds then you have to install the os to get upgrades,
> get better system performence, add applications, get mp3, wma,
> quicktime, and other plugins to your installation.
> Now, I have to agree hear that Linux's screen reader Orca is much better
> with playing muds than Apple's VoiceOver for one very important reason.
> Orca is written in pure Python 2.5, and because it is based on a
> scripting language you can write custom scripts for gnome-mud to read
> out text areas in gnome-mud which you can't do in VoiceOver. Orca's
> scripting capabilities really makes it as powerful as Jaws in that
> respect because if you have the scripting know-how you can make Orca do
> a lot of things VoiceOver on Mac can only dream about at this time. Also
> Orca has a review cursor, similar to Jaws's invisible cursor, that
> allows you to move around the screen and find out what is happening in
> your mud. VoiceOver's lack of an invisible/review cursor seriously makes
> it less than ideal when playing muds and even interactive fiction games
> on a Mac.
> In fact, I seriously looked at buying a Mac this passed winter, but in
> the end I decided to buy a Compaq 500 series notebook that I recently
> put Ubuntu 8.04 on. The main reason I chose Linux over the Mac is that
> Orca's scripting abilities and added review functionality in many
> respects makes it the better screen reader, and while I liked VoiceOver
> it has some catching up to do. Also Orca has a special formatting mode I
> can turn on that tells me specifically how my Java source code is
> aligned, and I can easily identify what level of a block statement I am
> in without having to use a braille display. Few screen readers offers as
> detailed virble feedback on the formatting of C, C++, Python, and Java
> source code as Orca does.
> Cheers.
>
>
> Orin wrote:
>> Hmm. It's too bad Macs don't have a mud client that reads automaticly 
>> yet.
>> Then again, I guess Linux is the better OS here again in terms of the 
>> screen
>> reader because it's been worked on even before VoiceOver even existed. I 
>> do
>> suppose with each OS release VO is getting better but I think it'll be a
>> long way from Orca and such. Also, I wonder how with VMware Fusion how to
>> install Linux. I'm seriously thinking of trying it out, thing is I just 
>> want
>> linux, and there's so much packages available. I just wish there was a 
>> self
>> installer that'd just install the gnome thing and be done with it.
>>
>
>
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