Re: WINDOWS OR MAC? APPLE SAYS BOTH

  • From: Chris Skarstad <toonhead@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 08 Apr 2006 16:37:53 -0500

If you don't mind me saying, this thread is becoming tiresome. It is serving very little purpose, other than for people to go back and forth about wether or not Windows or Mac is the best.
I'm going to play the diplomat here and say that it's all about what you like to use. If you find that you like to use the Mac OS, and it does what you want to use, then by God, use it! and if, like me, Windows works for you, then use that. I am sick and tired of these arguments and I wish they'd stop.
Just use what you want to use and if someone else chooses to use something else, don't make fun of them or condemn them. They made a choice, so let them be who they're going to be.





At 03:10 PM 4/8/2006, you wrote:
itunes? important?
You got to be kidding me. and how different do you see apples
accessibility framework from microsoft's msaa or jaws and window eyes
needing standard windows controls?
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On Apr 8, 2006, at 9:10 AM, Darrell Shandrow wrote:

Hi Gabe,

When I questioned an Apple rep at one of the CSUN presentations,
even she didn't know what to say when I brought up the weak
application support in VoiceOver, other than it is the app's
responsibility to support VoiceOver. We all know how well that's
going to work.  She couldn't tell me much about Apple's total lack
of support in VoiceOver for such important built-in apps as iTunes,
either.  Very disappointing.


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can you tell me, what limitations, you "KNOW" of and not
limitations  that you "HEARD" of.
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On Apr 7, 2006, at 3:10 PM, Chris Skarstad wrote:

Well, now all that's different is the hardware.  But my question
is, what makes mac hardware so much better than Windows stuff?
I do have to admit that i like the idea of just being able to
walk  up to any computer, hit a hotkey and have a screenreader.
I've  never been a mac geek, but I do have to say I'm impressed
with the  idea. Now all they need to do is make it a *true*
screenreader, one  that is as powerful as JAWS and Window-eyes.
Right now, it is good  but there are still limitations.





At 02:20 AM 4/7/2006, you wrote:
600 is quite a bit?
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On Apr 6, 2006, at 1:36 PM, Steve Holmes wrote:

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Actually I would be much happier if it were to go the other way
-  run
Mac OS X on generic Intel machines.  I would love to run the
Mac  OS on
my currently owned windows box.  In fact, if Voice over gets
just a
little bit better, i would love to scrap winblows entirely and
just
run
the Mac and Linux partitions instead.  But to buy a new Mac from
start,
that would set me back quite a bit.

On Thu, Apr 06, 2006 at 03:21:45PM -0400, Jerry Halatyn wrote:
Windows will run natively on Intel-based Macs so,k yes, you can
install
JAWS or any other Windows screen reader or screen access
software.
Very
exciting development.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Allison Mervis" <allisonfm@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, April 06, 2006 1:27 PM
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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