kendell clark coffeekingms at
Thu Mar 17 14:22:35 UTC 2016

I think the thunderbird problems are thunderbird bugs. At least, if
you're talking about the ridiculous lag when typing messages, that's a
thunderbird thing from what I've been able to find out. There's also a
lag when going through the list of messages if you have over a certain
amount, not exactly sure what that amount is. Gnome will probably run on
that machine, but it might not run well. Mate would be much much better
for a computer with only a gig of ram, but even with mate you'll have to
be careful not to run too many resource intensive apps, like
libreoffice, at once.
Kendell Clark

Jude DaShiell wrote:
> I have vinux5 installed which runs unity and found out thunderbird and
> unity don't like each other very much.  I was able to enter my gmail
> credentials and get to the inbox using I think it was shift-f10 inside
> of thunderbird but haven't got email down for reading yet.  I may have
> to install gnome but with only a gig of ram on my athelon X86_64 gnome
> will probably crash the computer.  Inside mate to get to a terminal
> you want to run mate-terminal since that runs faster than
> gnome-terminal. The mate-terminal also works under unity.  Firefox
> works pretty well from my limited use of it so far.  The chromium app
> isn't accessible for orca at all and isn't worth messing with for now
> at least.  Emacs is available and probably very accessible as a work
> environment which should help cover any of libreoffice's
> shortcomings.  Thunderbird is easily crashed over here, but then again
> I'm a touch typist and have little tollerance for keyboard latency
> unless I get some kind of audio indication that something I've done is
> being worked.  Some clicks from the speaker would help in this respect
> but I don't know that any form of Linux offers this feature that can
> be enabled yet.
> More than that I don't yet know but will find out as I hack through
> this system.
> On Thu, 17 Mar 2016, Daniel Crone wrote:
>> Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2016 09:44:28
>> From: Daniel Crone <quirky.wizard at>
>> To: ubuntu-accessibility at
>> Subject: introduction
>> Hello one and all.
>> My name is Daniel, and I have used different operating systems
>> through the years.
>> I have decided to give ubuntu mate a try.
>> I am very new to linux.
>> Before starting, I welcome anyone?s words of wisdom for a totally
>> blind user, new to linux.
>> I liked the idea of sonar, but I have tried to install several times,
>> and the installer never finished.
>> But that could be due to my machine?s being so old and slow.
>> From the dvd, sonar worked very well.
>> I hope ubuntu will be equally good.
>> So, hats off to all, those on the sonar team, and to all on the
>> ubuntu team.
>> I would really like for all linux accessibility people to benefit
>> each other.
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