By blessings from the creators of Jenni OS/Nash Central, I bring to this "nerdy" community, the "Next Jeneration" (misspelling intended,) of "Jenux OS" to the general public! The creation of said OS is done by Daniel Nash himself, and is powered by the Arch Linux Operating System.
Disclaimer: Jenux has absolutely "NO AFFILIATION" with the Talking Arch project.
Downloading & Installing
NB. If you'd like to grab the latest .ISO of Jenux instead off the VM below, grab that from right here
Download and install the latest versions of VirtualBox and by "extension" (pun intended,) grab the "Virtual Extension Pack" from the same link above, as it is "REQUIRED" for all "drivers" to work properly, especially for "USB t.0" and later.
NB. If having trouble with the Extension Pack License Agreement screen, press the down arow around 10 times, press the "Space Bar," then tab or press Alt-A" to "Accept" said agreement.
Grab the "Open Virtual Appliance" file for Jenux itself direct from Nash Central, right here , and wait for the 7.5 GB file (at time of writing,) to download.
Press enter on the "jenux.ova" file ya downloaded, and follow the prompts.
Since this is AG Net after all, most off yall should know how to get up and running with things. But if not, simply entering/copying
into the "Windows-R" (Run Dilog,) shall get ya up and running.
Alternatively, you can start VirtualBox the normal way, bring up the context menu while within your virtual machines tree, then choose the option to create a shortcut to said VM on the desktop.
Once the machine starts, your username and password, are both default
with "NO CAPITALS" applied.
Once loged in, you'll be taken to the "Mate Advanced Traditional Environment" desktop, where if ya love those clasic days of the "Windows Start Menu," you'll feel right at home.
By default, Orca uses the "laptop" layout, with the "capslock" modifier, referred to as the "Orca" key. You can press "Orca+H" for keyboard learnning/help, or press "Orca+Space" for the "Orca Preferences"screen.
The voice you hear by default, is provided by "RH TTS," a speech system similar to "Speech Hub/Open Mary," though does not need Java on the system in order for said voices to work.
Besides the RH TTS voices, other Text-To-Speech synths which come along with Jenux include:
ESPeak (The "ORIGINAL" version, not "Next Gen.")
Notice that most voices (particularly "Espeak,") have a more "extensive" list to them," unlike most Linux distros out there.
Speaking of the voices, notice that everything's setup in similar to how a certain screen reader on Windows works? On most Linux systems, Orca does not give you said info out of the box. O course, customize it all to your hearts content!
I am leaving you, the reader, to explore most of what Jenux has to offer on your own. But since this is a "gaming community" after all...
1. If you enjoy "Sound RTS," the "Games" menu is your friend.
2. The following two phrases will sum up everything:
sudo pacman -S freedos-accessible
"Personal Computer Systems"
NB. Any console-terminal screen reader will do, for playing said DOS games.
Again, this is the "AG Net" community here, so folks should know how to shut down/save the state of your machine. I will however, mention the key strokes you can press while at the "Close VM" screen (invoked with "ctrl+q" by default,) considering most screen readers don't read said popup window.
Alt+E = Send shut down signal to the VM, thus showing the traditional shut down screen.
Alt+S = Save the current machine state, to pick up from where ya left off.
Alt+P = Power off the machine immediately.
And with that, enjoy!
PS. In case folks haven't figured it out yet, I take no credit for anything belonging to the Jenux project/the Jenni OS's site. That's all Daniel and crew, I'm just promoting!