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Re: newbie



Very true.  In fact, if you run Ubuntu 14.04, there may even be a
single command for Emacs/Emacspeak.

sudo apt-get install emacspeak

Check the version first to make sure it's not some antequated one like
version 29 or something:

apt-cache show emacspeak

If it's 36 or 38 or something, you should be OK.

Alex M



On 9/27/14, Christopher Chaltain <chaltain@gmail.com> wrote:
> Installing Emacs is probably just a command away, depending on the
> distribution you're going with. If you're using a Ubuntu based
> distribution for example, you can just run one command on the command
> line to install Emacs. I'd suspect most popular distributions have a
> pretty accessible Emacs package available to you.
>
> On 09/26/2014 05:02 PM, Alex Midence wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> Briefly, no, emacspeak won't install the operating system for you.  It
>> won't even install Emacs for you.  You need to have a Linux distro
>> installed first.  How you partition your hard drive is not a factor
>> insofar as Emacspeak is concerned.  Once you install your OS, you can
>> either use the distro's package for Emacs and emacspeak or you can get the
>> source code for Emacspeak and install it from there.  You will need to
>> have Emacs installed first.  How to do that is a whole separate subject
>> though.
>>
>> Alex
>>
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Lorie McCloud [mailto:lorice804@gmail.com]
>> Sent: Friday, September 26, 2014 3:40 PM
>> To: emacspeak@cs.vassar.edu
>> Subject: newbie
>>
>> Greetings:
>> I just joined this list. I've been interested in Linux or unix for awhile
>> now. I'm running windows xp. and don't want to go any farther down the
>> windows road. I'm totally blind, have never seen a screen in my life so
>> what I read about emacspeak really intrigues me. I have some basic
>> questions that you guys may have answered a bunch of times already so if
>> you want to tell me where to search for the answers, I'm good with that.
>>
>> when you install emacspeak, are you installing the whole operating system
>> or do you have to do that first? can I partition my hard drive and install
>> it alongside xp or do I need to take everything out? are there tutorials
>> available for getting oriented to the desktop?
>>
>> thanks.
>> Lorie
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