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-===== The Vinux team is pleased to announce the availability of the Vinux 5.1 desktop image. ===== 
-This release features not just the Unity Desktop, but Gnome-shell and the ever popular Gnome 2 fork called Mate, though we primarily will support Unity only. 
-Remember we recommend that when possible users perform updates on a regular basis. This will enable the Vinux team to update packages, and introduce new features. 
-Vinux 5.1 is based upon Ubuntu Trusty Tahr LTS. 
-===== Some of the highlights in Vinux 5.1 ===== 
-Up to date accessibility infrastructure. 
-Gnome-ORca 3.20 with updates available for 3.22 
-AT-SPI 2.20 with updates available for 2.22 
-Brltty 5.4 
-Speech-dispatcher 0.8.5 
-Liblouis 2.6.2 
-===== Known bugs ===== 
-We are unable to include the Vinux 4.0 console speech changes due to Vinux 5.1 not using consolekit any longer, please see http://​​speechd-up for more information. 
-To use speechd-up log in to your desktop session and run sudo speechd-up from a gnome-terminal or add a startup item to do it automatically upon login. ​ 
-There seems to be a bug in the console if you use speakup-tools to save local speakup settings. 
-How ever as a work around you can still gain access using sudo or root. 
-===== Software ===== 
-Firefox 48 with updates available to 5.0.1 
-Thunderbird 45.2 with updates available to 45.5 
-Unity 7.2.4 
-Gnome-shell 3.10.4 
-Mate 1.8 
-LibreOffice 4.2.8 
-Espeak 1.48 
-Evince 3.12.2 
-Clam av 0.98.7 with updates available to 0.99 
-Kernel 4.40 from Xenial 
-===== Availability ===== 
-Vinux 5.1 is available in the AMD64 and i386 architectures ​ 
-  They contain everything necessary to install the Vinux operating system and a collection of pre-defined packages aimed at vision impaired users. ​ 
-This should be all you need if you can burn and use DVD sized media. 
- Vinux 5.1 can be installed from optical media or from a USB pen drive. The required files can be downloaded via HTTP as entailed below. 
-===== Support ===== 
-This is a long term support release, the Vinux development team encourages users to download and install Vinux 5.1 
- We are unable to commit to a support date due to lacking development resources. 
-===== Contacting US ===== 
-Our mailing list has a supportive community on Google groups at http://​​group/​vinux-support or you can subscribe by sending an email to 
-Follow us on Twitter @vinuxnews. 
-We are on Facebook 
-===== Acknowledgements ===== 
-  * Rob Whyte, ​ Vinux project manager. 
-  * Luke Yelavich. Development team leader. 
-  * Bill Taylor. Testing team leader. 
-  * Karen Searle for proofreading and editing our documentation,​ website and wiki. Also for designing our new logo. 
-  * The Vinux team would also like to thank Christopher Chaltain, Burt Henry, Peter Tesar and members of the Vinux mailing lists for their ongoing support. 
-===== MD5 Checksums: ===== 
-* vinux-5.1-amd64.iso f29d5ae0f5e7371b297efd5bef9eecd4 ​ 
-* vinux-5.1-i386.iso dce508f1dbfc10a109b866835b6e4d4f ​ 
-===== Downloading Vinux ===== 
-Vinux has chosen Source forge for our preferred downloads. 
-This way users can gain fast access to over 17 mirrors and give us feedback to user statistics. 
-Thank you for supporting the Vinux project. 
-Kind regards 
-Rob Whyte 
-Vinux project manager 
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