vm / speakup / debian?

Terry D. Cudney speakup at cloud.cudneys.ca
Tue Jun 20 20:33:07 EDT 2017

Hi Greg,

   thanks for your comments/observations!

   Now it'll be up to me to "bite the bullet" and try it here.

   thanks much,

On Mon, Jun 19, 2017 at 07:10:23PM -0700, Gregory Nowak wrote:
--> On Mon, Jun 19, 2017 at 01:01:07PM -0400, Terry D. Cudney wrote:
--> >       1) why did you choose the xfce desktop?
--> Because that is the default desktop in devuan. I would have gone with
--> mate, except that depends on pulseaudio, which I don't want. Playing
--> with mate in a virtual machine to see if it is still useable once
--> pulseaudio is disabled is on my to-do list, but I haven't gotten there
--> yet. My problem with xfce is that thunar isn't totally
--> accessible. That can be replaced with tuxcmd for example, but that
--> still leaves me with a useless desktop, because I get no feedback when
--> moving between icons.
--> >       2) I have little experience with gui's in debian, everything has been speakup/cli. What screen review package do you use in a qt-based desktop?
--> I don't use a qt-based desktop, xfce and mate are based on
--> gtk2. However, qt applications like virtualbox do seem to be mostly
--> useable with orca.
--> >       3) why the virtualbox vm, over vmware/kvm/etc?
--> Because that's what I started out with since the 1.4.0 release, which I believe
--> was in 2006. KVM wasn't available back then as far as I recall. If it
--> was, then I wasn't aware of it, only of qemu. I do remember trying
--> qemu, and not liking something about it, but I don't remember what
--> that was anymore. I had no reason so far to switch away from
--> virtualbox, and so that's what I continue to use. I have briefly tried
--> kvm just to see what it's like. As for vmware, back in 2006 it was a
--> commercial product from what I recall, and wasn't open source.
--> >       4) have you run a windows guest on the debian host? any caveats there?
--> I haven't done so recently, but have run windows 7 a few years ago
--> with no issues that I can recall.
--> Greg
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Name: Terry D. Cudney
Phone: 289-488-4882 ext 1
E-mail: speakup at cloud.cudneys.ca

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