Stephen Clower steve at
Wed Jun 2 10:21:35 EDT 2004

  For now, don't bother with Gnome or Gnopernicus. Gnopernicus is still very developmental, and it's not really suited for the Linux newbie. As for which distribution is the best, you'll have to decide that on your own. All of the popular distributions work with Gnome, and most come with that desktop already built in. If you don't have a hardware synthesizer, you'll probably need some sighted help getting things installed and configured, but once there you can install a software synthesizer such as Flite, a screen reader like YASR, and be on your way with a talking Linux distribution. The new pre-2.0 version of Speakup also supports software speech, and it seems to work much better than does YASR, but it's much easier to obtain and start YASR.
Stephen Clower, that guy from the south.
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