[bct] Re: To all computer gurus out on the list

  • From: "Kai" <kaixiong@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2006 04:15:08 -0800

Greetings Krister.

I know several blind individuals who use AMD Athlon-based computers with
screen readers, and they've never had any issues.

I've never had any difficulties with built-in graphics and sound
technologies. However, If you wish to free up system memory, built-in
devices are not for you.

Best to get a computer with a fairly cheap graphics but dedicated card
and a good sound card.


-----Original Message-----
From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Krister Ekstrom
Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2006 4:07 AM
To: BlindCoolTech
Subject: [bct] To all computer gurus out on the list

Hey everyone,
I have a question for all who really know things about computers and 
assistive technology:
I'm about to buy a second computer for my tiny little home network and 
am sorta wondering can i use a computer with an AMD processor in it with

screen readers such as Hal? I think i heard some years back that Amd 
processors and screen readers didn't work that well together, now i 
don't know about that so before i buy a rather cheap computer that 
doesn't work with screen readers i wonder if they will work with other 
processors than the Intel ones. Also, should i stay away from built-in 
sound cards, video cards etc?
Some advice would be appreciated here.
Thanks a lot.

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