Switching to Linux

Rob Hudson captinlogic at gmail.com
Thu May 9 14:06:49 EDT 2013

My problem with gnome/orca is that it is extreeeemely slow. If there was a 
way to strip out most of the unnessential stuff in gnome, I'd probably use 
it more often. I'm talking about almost thirty seconds to launch firefox, as 
an example. Under XP on the same system, it only takes maybe five to ten 
seconds. Granted, I haven't used gnome outside of vinux and i haven't really 
played around much with default gnome as installed from source or package 
management, so maybe it's just me. Or maybe it's orca that's slow, I just 
don't know.

Working in the terminal on the other hand is very snappy. I get no lag, and 
everything just responds nice and fast. I get about a fifteen second boot 
time, whereas with xorg installed it takes about forty five seconds. There's 
three gigs of memory on the box in question and I think a 2.0 ghz processor. 
So, unless i can find a way to make gnome faster i won't be using it.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John G. Heim" <jheim at math.wisc.edu>
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Sent: Thursday, May 09, 2013 12:04 PM
Subject: Re: Switching to Linux

I think today, squeeze is still debian's stable version. For squeeze,
you need a hardware synth. For wheezy, you press the S key and it speaks
with software speech. You can still do an install with your hardware
synth with wheezy. I put wheezy on a server about a month ago figuring
it would be moved to stable soon.

  05/09/13 11:39, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> Buddy Brannan, le Thu 09 May 2013 12:24:27 -0400, a écrit :
>> I've been a little out of the loop for a while. Quite a while, as it 
>> happens. How does one do a talking Debian stable install these days? 
>> Serial synth required, or does speak happen somehow?
> See http://wiki.debian.org/accessibility
> Samuel
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