Ways of distributing Speakup Modified Fedora.
Albert E. Sten-Clanton
albert.e.sten_clanton at verizon.net
Sat Nov 24 11:56:41 EST 2007
I'm glad about the rescue disk.
The Linux box is the better one in this house, since I got it later. That probably will change soon, since it looks like we'll have to replace this one with that other operating system on it. I'm still a long way off from being able to use only Linux.
----- Original Message -----
From: "William F. Acker WB2FLW +1-303-722-7209" <wacker at octothorp.org>
To: "Speakup is a screen review system for Linux." <speakup at braille.uwo.ca>
Sent: Saturday, November 24, 2007 11:36 AM
Subject: Re: Ways of distributing Speakup Modified Fedora.
> there will be a rescue disk for sure. As for the resource requirements of
> Linux vs that other OS, I haven't seen the stats lately although everyone
> seems to be saying that if you want to run Vista, it'll take more computer
> than you needed with XP. That said, I might as well gripe about something
> that's always bugged me about the community. We have an awful lot of
> Linux dabblers. Folks who, for whatever reason, feel that they just have
> to experience Linux, just to feel well-rounded, I suppose. What I find is
> that they reserve their best hardware for Windows, which remains their
> primary OS, and put Linux on their junk hardware. In fact, I even know
> someone who has named his Linux system to match its hardware. He calls it
> I guess, what I'm trying to say is that I'd prefer to support those
> who are serious about learning and using Linux for real. These days, I
> pretty much tell folks that I don't support dual booting, or as Ann calls
> it, duel booting which is really a better name for it.
> Bill in Denver
> On Sat, 24 Nov 2007, Albert E. Sten-Clanton wrote:
> > Hi, Bill!
> > I'm among those who don't have DVD burners. I don't know when I'll get one. If you can make a boot or rescue CD, though, I can install Fedora 8 the only way I ever installed FC6, from a DVD image in my home partition. If my hard drive's partition table gets screwed up, which has happened before, then I should be able to use GRML to set things right and then install Fedora. At least, that's my guess.
> > I note that a few years ago one of the much-touted benefits of Linux was that you could use it on older equipment. I take it that's one thing you can't say about Fedora or Red Hat any longer. It becomes less affordable that way. I know of course that this isn't your doing, and that you've got a problem to solve, but it deserves mention.
> > Al
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "William F. Acker WB2FLW +1-303-722-7209" <wacker at octothorp.org>
> > To: "SPEAKUP Distribution List" <speakup at speech.braille.uwo.ca>
> > Sent: Friday, November 23, 2007 9:46 PM
> > Subject: Ways of distributing Speakup Modified Fedora.
> >> Hi all,
> >> Starting with the release of Fedora 7 (Moonshine), Red Hat has only
> >> posted DVDs of the distro. For 7, we produced Cd's in addition. Now
> >> that we're getting ready to release the Speakup Modified version of F8, I
> >> wonder if we can drop the Cd's as Red Hat has already done. There is a
> >> possible bug in the upstream distribution process causing me to be unable
> >> to produce Cd's. The maintainer of Pungi, the tool we use to build
> >> the distro has agreed to take a look at it, but I don't know what he'll be
> >> able to do.
> >> In addition, we're going to release an x86_64 version this time which
> >> will a little more than double the space required to store it all on the
> >> server which holds the images for download.
> >> Let me know what y'all think.
> >> -- Bill in Denver
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