[access-uk] Re: Ultra Mobile PCs

Hi Dean,

I agree it won't talk out of the box, but I do know people who have wiped
the Linnux distro that comes with it, and put Ubuntu on it, and successfully
got it talking.

All the best

Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Dean Wilcox
Sent: Monday 25 August 2008 21:42
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Ultra Mobile PCs

I read on another mailing list, so I don't know 
how reliable this is, that getting Linux to talk 
on the Asus PCs was tricky.  It apparently won't 
work as it comes out of the box - they were 
wanting to use it that way but ended up putting 
Windows XP on it with a screen reader.  All I'm 
really saying is that if your going to buy an 
Asus EEE PC and plan to use Linux then do some 
research first to make sure something like Orca will work.

At 20:48 25/08/2008, you wrote:
>Hi Steve what speech program can you use with 
>Linux. I was told that Linux doesn't support the 
>current market of speech programs.
>----- Original Message ----- From: "Steve Nutt" <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Sent: Monday, August 25, 2008 8:23 PM
>Subject: [access-uk] Re: Ultra Mobile PCs
>
>
>>Hi Barry,
>>
>>XP Home or Linux.  Both of which will of course, talk.
>>
>>All the best
>>
>>Steve
>>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of
>>Barry G
>>Sent: Monday 25 August 2008 17:30
>>To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>Subject: [access-uk] Re: Ultra Mobile PCs
>>
>>Do you know what operating system it's using, and will it run a screen
>>reader?
>>
>>All the best,
>>Barry G
>>----- Original Message ----- From: "Dean Wilcox" <wilcoxdean@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>>To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>Sent: Monday, August 25, 2008 5:25 PM
>>Subject: [access-uk] Re: Ultra Mobile PCs
>>
>>
>>>I am surprised the Asus EEE mobile PC isn't getting more of a mention.
Its
>>
>>>a mobile PC like we're discussing here but the hard drive is flash based.
>>>It only has a 4 or 8 GB drive depending on model but you can use SD cards
>>>to boost this.  This makes it quieter and the battery life is over 3
hours,
>>
>>>I'm sure I heard 3.5.
>>>
>>>At 16:48 25/08/2008, you wrote:
>>>>Hi Steve,
>>>>
>>>>"I have just ordered the MSI Wind, primarily because it has a slightly
>>>>more gutsy processor than the Advent on it..."
>>>>
>>>>Hmmm, from what I read the MSI Wind and the Advent are the same. The
>>>>reviews say that the Advent is the MSI Wind only repackaged under a
>>>>different brand name for UK market and sold by PC World. It worth
>>>>mentioning that the new EEEPC is using the Atom Intel processer too.
>>>>
>>>>Cheers,
>>>>Amro
>>>>
>>>>----- Original Message ----- From: "Steve Nutt" <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>Sent: Monday, August 25, 2008 2:31 PM
>>>>Subject: [access-uk] Re: Ultra Mobile PCs
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>Hi Saqib,
>>>>>
>>>>>I have just ordered the MSI Wind, primarily because it has a slightly
>>>>>more
>>>>>gutsy processor than the Advent on it.  Also, I read in reviews that
the
>>>>>fan
>>>>>on the Advent is a bit noisy.  Is this true?
>>>>>
>>>>>All the best
>>>>>
>>>>>Steve
>>>>>
>>>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>>>From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf
>>>>>Of
>>>>>Saqib
>>>>>Sent: Monday 25 August 2008 12:56
>>>>>To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>>>Subject: [access-uk] Re: Ultra Mobile PCs
>>>>>
>>>>>Hi Andy I have the Advent 4211 10 inch mini laptop. It has XP HOme and
>>>>>1GB
>>>>>RAM and 80 GB hard disk space. Battery life will be around 1 hour and
40
>>>>>mins roughly. It has 3 USB ports and the fan vents are on the left
side.
>>>>>I
>>>>>run System Access which is my preferred screen reader and I think Jaws
>>>>>will
>>>>>run nicely on the machine. I will run a demo on the machine later to
see
>>>>>if
>>>>>Jaws does run properly. This laptop is for £279.99 from PC World and
>>>>>Currys.
>>>>>
>>>>>I'll let you know how the Jaws experiment went.
>>>>>----- Original Message ----- From: "Andy Collins"
>>>>><andy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>>To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>>Sent: Monday, August 25, 2008 12:46 PM
>>>>>Subject: [access-uk] Ultra Mobile PCs
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>>Hi all -
>>>>>>
>>>>>>Will JFW run under the OS on UMPCs? I don't know anything about UMPCs,
>>>>>>but
>>>>>>they look to  be a more handy alternative to a laptop? I don't know
what
>>>>>>OS
>>>>>>systems UMPCs use, so I'd be interested if anybody has any experience
of
>>>>>>using one, what kind of features they offer etc, but this of course is
>>>>>>only
>>>>>>relevant if JFW runs ok! -
>>>>>>
>>>>>>Andy
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