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-===== The Vinux team is pleased to announce the availability of Vinux 4.0 CD and DVD images. ===== 
-This is the first Vinux release featuring the Unity-2d Desktop which improves on transition to Vinux and introduces newer and increasingly stable accessibility features. 
-We now recommend that when possible users perform updates on a regular basis. This will enable the Vinux team to update packages, and introduce new features. 
-===== Some of the highlights in Vinux 4.0 ===== 
-  * Brand new build process: Vinux now uses the same method to produce our images as Cannonical produces Ubuntu. 
-  * Console speech just works. Much time and work has taken place to meet our blueprint goal https://​​vinux/​+spec/​vinux-4-functional-console-screen-reader 
-  * Voxin is easy to set-up. Vinux has taken one step further in making Voxin easier to install. 
-  * Quantal kernel: We are using a newer 3.5 kernel back ported to Precise offering better hardware support than ever. 
-  * Classic menu. Vinux now has a Classic menu indicator which provides the old style menu whilst in a Unity environment. 
-  * Vinux wiki. Our community is highly committed to providing clear and easy to follow documentation. http://​​ 
-  * Vinux easy install scripts converted to meta packages. 
-  * Pico voices. We are shipping with the Pico voices once again. 
-===== Fixes ===== 
-  * Images now work on optical and USB media instead of separate builds in the past. 
-  * Weather indicator fixed, previously stopped working due to API changes. 
-  * Gnome login sound fixed, Ubuntu set to be disabled by default. 
-  * Fresh and clean sound theme added. 
-  * PC speaker beep removed from blacklist, console users can again use it. 
-  * Console branding. Vinux will identify itself at a virtual terminal and upon login offer tips of the day. 
-  * Flite and Pico now available as separate packages. 
-  * Cicero moved to a separate package also, will stop loss of speech from the curious. 
-  * Revised keyboard shortcuts. 
-===== Software ===== 
-unity-2d 5.14 
-LibreOffice 3.5.7 <DVD only> 
-Speech-dispatcher 0.8 
- ​Gnome-orca 3.4.2 
-Espeak 1.47 
-Firefox 21.0 
-Thunderbird 17.0 
-Cry for help, remote assistance by Vinux gurus. 
-Just to mention a few. 
-===== Known bugs ===== 
-The indicator panel is not accessible from Firefox and Thunderbird. 
-Console speech has been completed, but it probably needs some stability improvement. 
-===== Availability ===== 
-Vinux 4.0 is now available in the AMD64 and i386 architectures and available in both CD and DVD versions. 
-This contains everything necessary to install the Vinux operating system and a collection of pre-defined packages aimed at visually impaired users. This should be all you need if you can burn and use DVD-sized media. 
-This also contains everything necessary to install the Vinux operating system and a collection of pre-defined packages aimed at visually impaired users. Use this image if you can only burn and use CD-sized media. 
-Vinux 4.0 can be installed from optical media or from a USB memory stick. The required files can be downloaded via HTTP as described below. 
-===== Support ===== 
-The Vinux development team currently plans on supporting 4.0 until June 2015. 
-Our mailing list has a supportive community on Google groups at http://​​group/​vinux-support or you can subscribe by sending an email to 
-===== Acknowledgments ===== 
-Rob Whyte, ​ Vinux project manager. 
-Mobeen Iqbal. website manager, Vinux project manager from October 2011 till May 2013. 
-Luke Yelavich. Development team leader. 
-Bill Taylor. Testing team leader. 
-The Vinux team would also like to thank Christopher Chaltain, Kendell Clark, Burt Henry and members of the Vinux support mailing list for their ongoing support. 
-===== MD5 Checksums: ===== 
-fb79a7174f207ae5ff8a908d58c60363 *vinux-4.0-desktop-amd64.iso 
-b4e3ca80f16be3991db19261c663bda9 *vinux-4.0-desktop-i386.iso 
-2a5089976a0991aee516a14ff080b384 *vinux-4.0-dvd-amd64.iso 
-14e38b9701e388a45a5e4849323388be *vinux-4.0-dvd-i386.iso 
-===== Downloading Vinux ===== 
-The Vinux downloads page has links to our provided mirrors, the fastest speeds will be atained by chooseing the Sourceforge mirror. 
-[[http://​​downloads/​|Vinux downloads]] 
-Thank you for supporting Vinux. 
-Kind regards 
-Rob Whyte 
-Vinux project manager 
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