VaShaun Jones vjones at mjb-llc.com
Thu Nov 8 22:17:53 EST 2007

Hello, I sent a message to this list introducing myself and never got  
a response. I wanted to know what is the best distribution of Linux to  
get that will run good with Fusion and can I download it?
On Nov 8, 2007, at 10:11 PM, William Rivera wrote:

> Hi Michael, Willhem and Al, thanks for your replies.  I am going to  
> take
> your advice Michael and just get a working system up and running and
> progress from that point as I learn more about Linux.  There is  
> certainly
> lots to learn just from a minimum install.
> Willem, I was not able to get speech from a console after the full  
> graphical
> install even though I followed the steps outlined in the install  
> howto and
> switched to a console using ctrl+alt+F1.  I think I tried two or three
> consoles with the same results.
> Thanks again guys for your suggestions.
> Bill
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Gaijin" <gaijin at clearwire.net>
> To: "Speakup is a screen review system for Linux." <speakup at braille.uwo.ca 
> >
> Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2007 11:37 AM
> Subject: Re: Hello
>> On Wed, Nov 07, 2007 at 10:11:33PM -0500, William Rivera wrote:
>>> Hi all, I just joined the list and am a newbie at Linux.
>> Hi Bill,
>> If Fedora is anything like Debian v3, or is like most Linux
>> distributions, those disks hold nearly 4000 software packages, some  
>> of
>> which don't work well with other packages.  For instance, you  
>> typically
>> cannot run more than one type of mail server at the same time, and  
>> there
>> are over half a dozen of them.  They'll conflict with each other,  
>> and may
>> use
>> nearly 20 gigs of drive space.  10 gigs of drive space is a good size
>> for  > a minimum installation.  That's about 5 gigs for programs and
>> operating system, and another 5 gigs for data..  You'll find multiple
>> text editors, news, web browsers, and mail clients already  
>> installed in
>> a minimum installation, just in the command line interface.  What  
>> you're
>> probably installing is selected "task Packages" that  include the
>> choicest program selections.  It will not be anywhere near all of   
>> what
>> is offered in Linux.  I would advise installing a working system  
>> first
>> and slowly build from there.  Linux will be confusing enough as it is
>> with all the packages a bare minimum installation will have included.
>> HTH,
>>       Michael
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