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Old 03-16-2011, 10:19 AM   #1
JonB
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Question Here goes after 20 years


Hello everyone,
I used to use Unix based workstations over 20 years ago and thought I would try to delve into linux as an alternative to MS. I have successfully installed virtual pc on my laptop that runs Windows7 Home Premium, and douwnloaded the Ubuntu distribution. However, I don't seem to be able to download any updates or the 'additions' package. I have prolems with my vision, and was hoping to take advantage of the 'orca' assistive technology. Looks like I've got a long way to go!!
Jon
 
Old 03-22-2011, 01:21 PM   #2
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Old 03-22-2011, 02:21 PM   #3
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Howdy and Welcome.


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However, I don't seem to be able to download any updates or the 'additions' package. I have prolems with my vision, and was hoping to take advantage of the 'orca' assistive technology. Looks like I've got a long way to go!!
Maybe This will help make the trip shorter.
 
Old 03-22-2011, 02:24 PM   #4
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Here is a ubuntu linux tailored for the visually impaired.

http://vinuxproject.org/

I hope this helps.
 
  


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