tward at bright.net
Sat Dec 22 10:41:12 EST 2001
Sure. That sounds good. Zipslack the parent version of Zipspeak was my first
version too. However, after learning the basics I moved up to a full
Just let us know of any problems you have and we will try and help you out.
----- Original Message -----
From: Jason Symes <jsymes at netins.net>
To: <speakup at braille.uwo.ca>
Sent: Saturday, December 22, 2001 1:42 AM
Subject: Re: zipspeak
> Well, ZipSpeak will work fine for me right now, since this is my first use
> of any form of linux system. My programming isn't good, and I've only got
> single, small hard drive for my Windows. I plan on adding another drive to
> my system sometime, and then I'd upgrade to a full version of some form of
> linux. Thanks for the advice, though. I'll keep it in mind when I'm able
> take that next step.
> At 09:55 PM 12/21/01 -0500, you wrote:
> >Hi, Jason. Personally, you are much better off going with a full blown
> >distribution such as Red Hat 7.2.
> >There are quite a few limitations with Zipspeak that should be addressed.
> >At the last I knew of it doesn't support /proc. This means if you try to
> >upgrade to Speakup 1.0 you will not be able to change voice rate, pitch,
> >all of that. As well as many other /proc settings you might want.
> >Also I was never able to get X going under Zipspeak so that other family
> >members could use Linux with gui which didn't go over well with them.
> >like to use Gnome, and I was able to do that much easier under Red Hat
> >Also if you ever get interested in Vmware which allows you to run Windows
> >under Linux it requires a working x server. Which was easy enough to get
> >going with RH 7.2.
> >While you can get just about any app to run under Zipspeak it was easier
> >just getting a full distribution which has just about anything you want
> >the cd already. It is known to work with the distribution, is
> >and there is less to download.
> >That is unless you download the distribution, and that is pretty big.
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: Jason Symes <jsymes at netins.net>
> >To: <speakup at braille.uwo.ca>
> >Sent: Friday, December 21, 2001 1:47 PM
> >Subject: zipspeak
> >> I just got ZipSpeak 7.1 unzipped on my system, and I'm eagerly awaiting
> >> some Windows tasks to finish running so I can shut down and kick the
> >> However, I'm curious as to ZipSpeak's limitations.
> >> I've got a Smart And Friendly 2x2x24x cdr-w drive connected to my pc
> >> scsi expansion card. Will ZipSpeak see this drive?
> >> Thanks, and have a happy holidays!
> >> Jason Symes
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