On Sun, Jun 21, 2009 at 10:15:31AM -1000, Al Plant wrote: > Gary Kline wrote: > >On Sun, Jun 21, 2009 at 09:18:55AM -1000, Al Plant wrote:
[[ save the electrons ]] > ############ > > There was a big discussion on this list about a month back about laptops. > > You can search for answers on our FreeBSD list or on Google. > > Consumer reports also had a discussion in their magazine last month. > Many of the net book sellers are now putting Linux OS on them. But not > all models. New Egg, Comp USA (on line) Tiger Direct etc. > thanks for the datapoints, al. my thought was that if i [or a small group of us] could get this typing-to-speech capability working for even $500, it would make headlines globally. freebsd --or maybe pcbsd, or whatever--even linux, since i'm not hard-core religiously opposed to linux. if this could work on portable computer with freebsd's *stability* it would be a win for the millions who do not have a lethal diseases but whose speech is too garbled for most people to understand. (( but then, for these many/most/some? of these neurological disorders degrade so that there is a window where people Can type for awhile before they get too bad.)) i finally read the glossy promo sheets on this windose device. it's got a hard drive, 256meg ram, 800mhz processor. rips you off for 8000 bux. that's for the basic touchscreen with a speaker. i'll poke around the rest of the weekend and see what i can learn. if this is too far OT, please write me offlist. gary -- Gary Kline kl...@thought.org http://www.thought.org Public Service Unix http://jottings.thought.org http://transfinite.thought.org For FBSD list: http://transfinite.thought.org/slicejourney.php The 4.98a release of Jottings: http://jottings.thought.org/index.php _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"