well tom I still like the shell then load extra stuff on it.
my distros I like are the grml, and arch-linux, these are just straight out 
shells.
you install extra stuff on those if you wish.
that way you probably can start with just shell and not worry about things.
Though, for now at least windows xp is my os.
At 02:18 a.m. 7/03/2009, you wrote:
>Hi,
>Sure I can do that. I recently reinstalled Ubuntu 8.10 on my computer so will 
>need to install scare, frob, frotz, etc but that shouldn't take long. I'll let 
>you know.
>Just curious, but why aren't you running the Gnome desktop? These days the 
>recent versions of Gnome and Orca work quite well together. Well enough that I 
>hardly ever need to use the shell except for a few things such as gcc, gmcs, 
>apt-get, and a few other command line tools/compilers. Otherwise I am a Gnome 
>user all the way. In fact, the Linux port of Mysteries of the Ancients I am 
>working on requires a fully operational version of X-Windows, a recent copy of 
>the Gnome desktop, Orca, and the gtk-sharp compatibility libraries as well. So 
>as a software developer targeting the Gnome desktop, which I believe is the 
>future of Linux access, I'm interested in why there is a prevailing number of 
>Linux users that are still using speakup and other shell based programs 
>instead of the Gnome desktop environment with Orca.
>Smile.
>
>
>Zachary Kline wrote:
>>HiTom,
>>It'd have to be you I'm afraid.  I don't have Gnome on this machine,
>>truth be told, and don't plan on getting it.
>>I'm curious to know what you find, if anything.
>>Best,
>>Zack.
>
>
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