Re: WINDOWS OR MAC? APPLE SAYS BOTH

  • From: "Darrell Shandrow" <nu7i@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 8 Apr 2006 09:08:40 -0700

Hi Gabe,

Nobody is saying any such thing. Some of us are just concerned that Apple really doesn't care very much about VoiceOver, other than for the purpose of retaining its education business. You have to admit that the application support here is very weak. What is the point if the screen reader doesn't work with many apps?


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----- Original Message ----- From: "BlindTech of BlindTechs.Net" <blindtech@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, April 08, 2006 1:54 AM
Subject: Re: WINDOWS OR MAC? APPLE SAYS BOTH



wow, thats just like saying, "Hey you blind mac users, you all are a bunch of idiots and you're really not using a real full functioning screen reader."

kind of rude, you think?
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On Apr 7, 2006, at 7:50 AM, Allison Mervis wrote:

I'd love Apple to seriously works on developments towards making Voiceover a full functioning integrated screen reader so that I could just buy a Mac.
Allison


----- Original Message ----- From: "Richard Claypool" <bellevue.bat@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, April 06, 2006 11:37 PM
Subject: Re: WINDOWS OR MAC? APPLE SAYS BOTH



I've been away for 3 or so days, and I'm already out of the loop.

I'd love to see a way where one could run the mac os and just load windows apps as needed. Now that'd be shweet.

Rick
----- Original Message ----- From: "Shelly"  <shellyspodcasts@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, April 06, 2006 10:14 PM
Subject: Re: WINDOWS OR MAC? APPLE SAYS BOTH


Apple's Boot Camp was released this week. The early reviews of Windows XP
stability, as well as driver support have been good, but it's too early to
draw conclusions. It's worth pointing out that this is an Apple produced and
sanctioned approach, not a hack. I can't attest to the stability of screen
readers or other specific applications. But it is reasonable to expect a
high degree of stability from this boot loader approachl, especially when
the tool becomes available as part of the Leopard operating system.
Releasing Boot Camp on its own at this time does a number of things for
Apple: it allows them to get a lot of testing done by its customers for
free, and it shows the company's commitment to multiple OSes on the Mac
hardware platform.


Much more to come on this, I'm sure.

-shelly

On 4/6/06, Richard Claypool <bellevue.bat@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

You can get windows to run, but it's a bitch, and I'd guess not stable yet.

It has to do with the fact that the new macs support a different .. newwer
standard of booting that windows doesn't support as yet.


There've been hacks to get windows running on the mac, but I'd really be
scaired to try to get it running with a screenreader and expect any
stability.


Rick
----- Original Message -----
From: "Stephen Guerra" <stephen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, April 06, 2006 2:45 PM
Subject: RE: WINDOWS OR MAC? APPLE SAYS BOTH


> Do not think so > > > Stephen A. Guerra > Assistive Technology Specialist > Independent Living Aids > 200 Robbins Lane > Jericho, NY 11753 > E-Mail: can-do@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > www.independentliving.com > www.annmorris.com > www.soundbytes.com > Phone: (516) 937-1848 > Fax: (516) 937-3906 > > > > -----Original Message----- > From: blindcasting-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > [mailto:blindcasting-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Allison Mervis > Sent: Thursday, April 06, 2006 1:27 PM > To: blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: Re: WINDOWS OR MAC? APPLE SAYS BOTH > > > I assume that we could potentially load jaws on to the Mac and use it > with XP, and then play with voiceover every now and then. Allison > > > > > >





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