Grml is debian based, so to install gnome you give the command
apt-get install gnome
However last time I had it on my system I still had to do some configuring
after just installing gnome -- to get the
system to actually use gnome as a desktop environment.
Grml is a great distribution as a live CD, but I personally won't recommend it
as an every day distro. Although you can
install the live system to your harddisk, it is optimized with the idea of
being a live CD and when you later do a
system upgrade, you will find that some components don't really play well
I would recommend you rather go with vinux or ubuntu.
* shaun everiss <sm.ever...@gmail.com> [101103 19:42]:
> since we are talking linux.
> I have a couple choices.
> 1. I can get grml that has command line systems how easy is it to
> get gnome for that with all the stuff I need.
> you can email me off list if you want.
> the other is to use vinux or ubuntu, but then I need to get speakup
> unless you can just load it.
> Or I can get something like fedora core 13 with speakup which I
> think has both systems compiled but is quite a large download,
> though space is not a major issue.
> I am not sure what has the swspeak functionality or not though.
> At 04:12 a.m. 4/11/2010, you wrote:
> >Hi Neophite,
> >Initially I wrote my first game STFC in C# .NET, but I have since
> >switch to C++. Do to some driver compatibility issues we have decided
> >to adopt two different API standards for our games. On the Windows
> >side we will be developing our games in C++ with direct support for MS
> >Sapi 5, DirectInput, and other Windows specific APIs. On the Linux
> >side we are going to use Speech-Dispatcher for speech support and SFML
> >for input, audio, and networking support. That's actually what we are
> >doing now for Mysteries of the Ancients beta 16.
> >As far as playing interactive fiction on Linux I agree that Speakup
> >works better for that. The Linux frotz interpreter is a console
> >application, and sometimes Orca doesn't handle it too will in a
> >terminal window. Using Speakup with frotz is a pretty good combo
> >accesssibility wise.
> >Also there is an open source Adrift Runner for Linux called Scare, and
> >for the most part it works well with Speakup. As with frotz Orca
> >doesn't handle the screens too well, but Speakup seams to do pretty
> >well with them. For that reason alone Vinux is handy because they have
> >Speakup already compiled and configured out of the box where with
> >Ubuntu you have to do a bit of compiling and configuring to get
> >Speakup working.
> >As far as doing a bit of creative writing I use to do a lot of it back
> >when i was in high school and college. I have the nack for it, but
> >somehow coding seams to take up most of my creative time/talent. I
> >keep telling myself that eventually I am going to get back into
> >creative writing and lay off game coding for a while.
> >Although, I have a project in the works that might let me do both. I'm
> >working on a text based RPG in the spirit of ADOM or Nethack for
> >Windows and Linux. As it is an RPG system it will take quite a lot of
> >both coding and creative writing to pull off.
> >One of the reasons I'm writing it is that for a while I was heavily
> >into playing an RPG game called Sryth. Unfortunately, over the past
> >couple of years Sryth has become less of a story based RPG and has a
> >lot of quests that are little more than grinding. I understand the
> >need to improve stats, wepons, etc but when you have to do mindless
> >grinding, playing the same adventure over and over to get a special
> >item, it gets old real quick. Therefore I figured I could write my own
> >and do better.
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