Glenn Ervin GlennErvin at
Fri Dec 21 01:09:00 EST 2007

Actually, I just tried mine at more than 45 degrees away from me, and it did 
not tilt back.
I noticed that it could easily rock back, if it was pushed, while being more 
than 45 degrees back, but when you are typing, or if a sighted person is 
using the mouse pad, the downward pressure would keep it down.
I wonder if you are sitting in such a way that your upper legs are at an 
upward slant toward your waist, thus tilting it even more back?
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Georgina Joyce" <gena at>
To: "Speakup List" <speakup at>
Sent: Thursday, December 20, 2007 3:20 PM
Subject: Asus EEE PC

The screen should not matter to a Blind user, as I keep mine straight up. I 
think the best bet for using Linux on it is to try to get the complete
Gnome desktop installed into Xandros, then you will have Orca. If my XP 
crack doesn't work, I will not buy XP, I will go Linux. Glenn

Gena replies:

OK, I frequently use a laptop on my lap with the screen tilted at 45 degree 
but you can't do that with the Asus.  I don't think adding gnome to the 
system is going to help.  I've installed Ubuntu and some of the development 
stuff I  require and I'm up to 80% of my 4 gigabyte.  So I don't think that 
adding gnome to a system with KDE is practical.  When the hard disk space is 
restricted to only 4 gigabyte.  Furthermore, the partitioning system Asus 
have used restricts the distribution of the operating system.  As they use 4 




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