Mike Reiser metalhead1009000 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 9 08:52:54 EST 2007

If you mean ubuntu it can be gotten from www.ubuntu.com.  I assume they all 
would work well with fusion, however ubuntu is probably the easyest to set 
up from what I've read.  Unless someone tells me otherwise I think fedora 
has to be installed with a hardware synth.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "VaShaun Jones" <vjones at mjb-llc.com>
To: "Speakup is a screen review system for Linux." <speakup at braille.uwo.ca>
Sent: Friday, November 09, 2007 12:17 AM
Subject: Re: Hello

>I take it that you are saying it can be downloaded? Do you know where
> by chance?
> On Nov 9, 2007, at 1:13 AM, Gaijin wrote:
>> On Thu, Nov 08, 2007 at 10:17:53PM -0500, VaShaun Jones wrote:
>>> 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?
>> Hello VaShaun,
>> I'd have replied, but I don't know what Fusion is, and as for
>> which distro, I use Slackware v11, as it suppports my hardware speech
>> synthesizer .  Ubuntoo should be a good choice.  It's a matter of what
>> you want or need, as well as taste.  I chose Slackware because I've
>> heard that it's one of the more secure distros and doesn't use RPM or
>> dpkg package managers.  I plan on porting to LFS (Linux From
>> Scratch) in
>> the near future, which is about as hard as Linux gets.  Maybe I'm a
>> masochist, but I despise Slackware's BSD style initialization scripts.
>> very disorganized, but what can you expect to come out of Berkeley
>> these
>> days.  Fedora and Ubuntoo both support software speech synthesis and
>> should do you well.  The Linux kernel is in the middle of a transition
>> at the moment as everything seems to be moving to USB devices, and
>> SpeakUp isn't quite up there yet.  Only serial speech synthesizers are
>> currently supported.  Until the dust clears, or unless you have a
>> serial
>> synthesizer, I recomment Ubuntoo and Fedora.  Just stick the CD in the
>> drive and read the installation docs on the disk.  You'll have to look
>> for the many download sites to get a copy, or just buy the CDs from
>> places like CheapBytes.  If you're anything like the rest of us,
>> you'll
>> go through many flavors of Linux before settling on a distro you love.
>> Take care,
>>        Michael
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