Re: Help please. - Want to switch distro

Hi Olivier,

On Wed, Aug 23, 2006 at 03:37:44PM +0200, Krister Ekstrom wrote:
First of all, where could one obtain the latest Ubuntu? Is it somewhat
easy to install? Does Ubuntu have a package manager similar to Apt in
Debian or do you have to build from source? How about Orca, has it
reached the stage where a non-programmer can use it, or is Gnopernicus
to prefer if one isn't that good at modifying things using program
languages such as Python?
Thanks in advance for any answer.

Ubuntu is debian based, so the package management system is the same as in Debian (APT). So you don't need to build from sources. In my opinion, Orca is usable even for a non-programmer. There already are a lot of scripts which enable to access in a easy way applications such as gnome-metting, mozilla, open office etc...

The Orca Ubuntu documentation page has a lot of information on obtaining Ubuntu & and getting Orca up and running on it. Please see: Also, there is a vibrant Ubuntu accessibility community that may be able to help. See and their mailing list at:


Peter Korn
Accessibility Architect,
Sun Microsystems, Inc.

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