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I am trying to use voice commands with my computer so I can type something in Facebook quickly.  I have multiple sclerosis and only my left hand works of my four limbs.  This note is done with my left index finger.  I have used dragon naturally speaking in the past before and the speed was great. It typed as quickly as I talked. Unfortunately I lost it when I switched to Ubuntu.  I trained it by dictating and correcting an entire book.  I don't want to do that again.  I saw that Mint can dictate well.  THE QUESTION:  how do I write the 2 GB iso of mint 19.3 cinnamon 64 bit to disk in Ubuntu?  I've also read the newest DNS doesn't require much training.
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8/22/2022 - Mon
David Johnson, CD

All of the linux distro's are pretty much the same.  They use the same base operating system (kernal)

I would really suggest using a version of windows that Dragon supports because of your needs seem to outweigh your wants.
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if you want to create an installation media for mint, you can use dd.
- plug an old usb key. /!\ data on the key WILL be detroyed
- dd if=/path/to/iso of=/dev/sdX
obviously adjust paths adequately : your key will be sdb, sdc, ... depending on the number of hard drives

then boot on the usb key and go on with the install.


if you rather just want the software, cinnamon is available for ubuntu, as pretty much any mint software. i'm unsure what the dictation software is. i would assume it is tightly integrated into cinnamon.


if you have not done that yet, you may wish to take a look at knoppix. it features an "adrian" version which is initially targeted for blind people but features browsing and mail reading capabilities fully controlled by voice. if you disable to screen reader ( which is very chatty ) or computer sound, you should be able to read on screen and do most tasks without requiring to use the keyboard or mouse. they do work, though.
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