I have recently started experimenting with Orca, an open source screen reader designed to work with Linux distributions using Gnome.
this has been a big challange, because it not only meant dealing with a new assistive technology envention, but it also meant a whole new experience with Linux as a totally unexplored area.
I must admit that the learning curve has not been easy, and rather very challanging, but as usual, it has been very rewarding.
I obtained the live CD of Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) and immediately started my interesting journey.
A "live CD" is a CD rom that has a complete linux distribution that you can actually try out without having to install, you simply boot into it, and you have a complete operating system running in minutes.
then the "dangerous journey began where I actually installed the operating system on my desktop computer.