doubletalk lt

John Heim jheim at
Mon Nov 13 14:15:10 EST 2006

If you need a machine with an ISA slot, rather than buying a new machine, it 
might be a good idea to check a used computer store. The used computer store 
at the University of Wisconsin usually has several machines in the 900 Mhz 
to 1 Ghz range that have ISA slots. If you're running speakup wit a hardware 
synth, that's plenty fast.

Maybe the used computer store at the UW is atypical but I doubt it.  I 
suspect you can still get a used machine with ISA slots fairly easily and 
fairly cheaply.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gregory Nowak" <greg at>
To: "Speakup is a screen review system for Linux." <speakup at>
Sent: Wednesday, November 08, 2006 5:52 PM
Subject: Re: doubletalk lt

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> Hi Randy and all.
> I don't know if it is still possible to get a new pc with an isa
> slot. I doubt it, but I would be glad to be corrected by someone who
> knows for sure that some company out there still sells new machines
> with an isa slot. As I posted here not too long ago, a friend of mine
> told me that it is still possible to get a new motherboard today with an
> isa slot, but he says they're very expensive. Again, I don't know if
> this is actually true or not. If it is true, then even if a company
> like Del or Gateway doesn't build machines with an isa slot anymore,
> you could still get such a board, and build a machine with an isa slot
> yourself, or have someone else build it for you.
> As far as I know, the only pci synth out there today is the
> trippletalk, but I don't know if speakup drivers are in development
> for that or not.
> Greg
> On Wed, Nov 08, 2006 at 04:40:39PM -0600, randy turner wrote:
>> hi greg,
>> do they still build any computers with the older isa slots?
>> also has any company built any pci synths that will work in linux?
>> what are the choices that are left for linux??
>> thanks in advance
>> randy turner
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