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    Wink Re: Vibuntu 1.2 - Ubuntu for the visually impaired!

    I'm downloading the ISO now and I'll work with it. I agree with the point that having the GUI allows the Sighted to help the VI user. See my post: Helping a friend with Orca and Streaming.

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    Arrow Re: Vibuntu 1.1 - Ubuntu for the visually impaired!

    Quote Originally Posted by linuxguymarshall View Post
    Most people who are visually impaired and need to use a computer already paid $150 for a GeekSquad lame-*** to come to their house, another $1500 for a computer that is more than they need, $250 more for in-home setup and $250 more for software and hardware geek squad said they "needed"

    in other words, they wont switch.
    There are many blind people who are working with hand-me-down windows based JAWS software/hardware systems. Given the economic climate, and the state of affairs for the VI, I would say there is a need for free.

    My general observation is that, even in College Towns like mine, people still don't know about the quality of Open Source. The "if it's free it must be inferior" mindset prevails.

    I feel that is about to change given:

    1) the economic climate
    2) the new American Administration's willingness to adopt new tech

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    Re: Vibuntu 1.2 - Ubuntu for the visually impaired!

    Its projects like these that keep me learning more. As is I don't think I know enough to help.

    But Awesome!!
    Yup. I'm really a girl and I use Linux.

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    Vinux 1.3 Released!

    Vinux 1.3 Released!

    drbongo and ald0 are proud to announce the new release of Vinux - Linux for the Visually Impaired!

    This release includes a variety of new packages and features, as well as solutions for bugs in earlier versions:

    It includes a range of useful console applications and the yasr screen-reader, a selection of forensic/recovery tools so it can be used as an accessible recovery CD/USB pendrive by more experienced users. You can now install it straight to a USB pendrive using the Ubuntu USB installer, from the live CD or the ISO image once installed to hard drive. The username and password entered during the installation process is now retained and of course Orca, a full-screen magnifier and Braille support are all available out of the box! If you would like to try it out or read more details then please follow these links:

    Vinux 1.3 ISO image - http://vinux.org.uk/downloads/latest_(1.3).iso

    Vinux 1.3 MD5SUM - http://vinux.org.uk/downloads/latest_md5sum-1.3.txt

    Vinux 1.3 Release Announcement - http://vinux.org.uk/downloads/latest...cement-1.3.txt

    Vinux 1.3 Keybindings etc - http://vinux.org.uk/downloads/1.3/

    There is one known issue in this release, the cups server does not work when you install it to a hard drive, although it works fine from the live CD or a USB pendrive install. There is a very simple fix for this which you can implement once you have installed it if you want to print out any documents. There is a script which will do this for you, or you can simply type the four lines into the terminal using the sudo command!

    Vinux Cups Fix Script http://vinux.org.uk/downloads/old/1.3/cupsfix.sh

    If you have any questions or would like to give us feedback, please register on the Vinux Forum/Mailing List so as not to clog up these mailing lists with posts which may not be relevant to this mailing list.

    Vinux Forum/Mailing List: http://groups.google.com/group/vinux-development

    have fun,

    drbongo and ald0

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    Vinux 1.31 Cups Server Fix Released!

    Vinux 1.31 - Release Notes.

    This release contains a fix for the cups server problem which
    was still present in the 1.3 release.

    Direct Link - http://vinux.org.uk/downloads/old/1.31/Vinux-1.31.iso

    md5sum - 5dfff403a9e8a6d9ae5a550198483207 Vinux-1.31.iso

    We believe it was caused by the presence of two ssl keys Ubuntu added
    to beef up the security when using a cups server on an unprotected
    network, and after discussions with frag the developer of
    remastersys, we came up with a solution which will be included
    in the next version of remastersys. If you have already downloaded
    version 1.3 and installed it there is no reason to download this
    release as you can fix the cups server issue with three simple
    terminal commands after installation:

    sudo rm /etc/cups/ssl/server.crt
    sudo rm /etc/cups/ssl/server.key
    sudo /etc/init.d/cups start

    This issue does not effect the 1.3 Live CD itself or a USB pendrive
    install. Sorry for any inconvenience caused!

    drbongo and ald0

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