Fw: Calling non Windows users

Janina Sajka janina at rednote.net
Wed Oct 6 20:18:09 EDT 2004

Maybe nothing does, or maybe we just don't know it. Maybe this one is
going to be so closed it won't run on much of anything. We'll just have
to wait and see what the story is.

Ann Parsons writes:
> Hi all,
> Well, David, if Ivocalize is going to Linux, it can't very well work
> with only IE, now can it?  I have no idea what the techies are
> planning, but I'll tell you this, my friend.  If they manage to port
> this system over to Linux, then I suggest that Speak-freely better rev
> itself up or it's going to be left in the dust!  The ability of a web
> based client to incorporate audio, web and text chat is phenomenal.  
> Now as far as Braille goes, the text chat is accessible, so, why
> couldn't somebody access that via braille.  They'd be smart to put
> hooks in the thing for BrlTTY.  
> If you want total text chat, then MOO is still your best bet there,
> David.  You can't beat MOO.  The messenger clients are fine, but MOO
> allows for more, and it can be made web accessible.  
> Speak freely has none of these features, folks.  You can't control its
> volume from within the program.  You can't push web pages, you can't
> record.  You can't moderate rooms and have people queued and so on.
> You can't raise your hand, none of this is now possible in Speak
> Freely. 
> Look, guys, I like Linux just as well as all of you do, but for my
> needs, Ivocalize works just fine!  Yes it's a Windows based thing, but
> it does what it's supposed to do, and I don't know any other client in
> Linux that does everything this one does. 
> Ann P.
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