A Linux Laptop including speech?
steve at holmesgrown.com
Wed Feb 8 22:08:28 EST 2006
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Well, I have a Pentium M12d by Hitachi and unfortunately, it is a dog.
It only has 16meg of memory and I'm hard pressed to find additional
memory for it. I got it for what I thought to be a pretty good deal a
couple years ago. It's fun to play around with but it sure is slow. It
runs Slackware reasonably well but I really need to find that extra
memory since Linux generally likes the more memory, the better. I
really like the Hitachi keyboard; I think it is the best layout I've
seen in a laptop.
On Wed, Feb 08, 2006 at 05:36:27PM -0600, John G. Heim wrote:
> I think one of the reasons that you're not getting many answers is that
> there aren't too many alternatives to just going out and buying a laptop
> and installing linux on it. The only thing I can suggest is that you try to
> find a used laptop because neither speakup or emacspeak require much
> processing power.
> I'm running DECtalk and emacspeak on a laptop with an original pentium 150
> Mhz with 56 Mb of RAM. I also have speakup on it but it's configured to use
> an external hardware synth. Anyway, I'm real happy with it and now-a-days
> you can pick up a machine like that for practically nothing because it
> won't run Win XP.
> Karen Lewellen wrote:
> >I must have surgery and will not be able to sit up or raise my head for
> >several weeks. The idea is to create a very basic system so I can still
> >do some work related tasks, use wordperfect, go online and tellnet to my
> >shell account, etc.
> >Thought I might seek a tad more since I must have something, but that is
> >the basic goal here.
> >On Sun, 5 Feb 2006, BlindTech of BlindTechs.Net wrote:
> > > What are you needing this for?
> > > Gabe Vega
> > > Certified Technical Support Specialist:A+, Network+
> > > The BlindTechs Network
> > > Website: http://blindtechs.net
> > > Phone (602) 488-9862
> > >
> > >
> > > On Feb 5, 2006, at 2:06 PM, Karen Lewellen wrote:
> > >
> > >> Hi everyone,
> > >> I realize that laptops have been discussed in the past, but I am
> > >> unsure if
> > >> my specific goals were addressed.
> > >> for a rather unusual reason I must obtain a laptop that will have
> > >> functional clear speech and allow me to work as I normally do with my
> > >> computer. I do not have a Linux DOS as of yet, but would need to find
> > >> this with the absolute least amount of tampering possible because I am
> > >> short on time.
> > >> I prefer dectalk speech, but to be honest I have not heard the
> > >> synthesizer
> > >> alternatives for Linux. I am not a windows user, so do not want a duo
> > >> system unless
> > >> it is a Linux Dos one, or a Linux mac one if this is even possible.
> > >> I also have a limited budget grin.
> > >> Any ideas as to where i might begin?
> > >> I am also weighing the option of a mac laptop, or a windows one
> > >> stripped
> > >> down to work with DOS only.
> > >> Any wisdom welcome on or off list.
> > >> Thanks,
> > >> Karen
> > >>
> > >>
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