RE: Why I am not going to use JAWS

Garth,
In today's environment the cost of a computer continues to shrink and you
are correct. It is not at all unusual for a person to have a desktop and a
laptop and even a netbook.
I have a new HP laptop, an older Del laptop and an ancient HP desktop all of
which I use.
As things stand now I probably have owned my last desktop as the HP Pavilion
has more hard disk and ram than the old desktop.
I do have JAWS 11 on both laptops but the desktop still has JAWS 8 and it
works for what I use it for. (LOLLOL)
Cy, The Anasazi

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of garth Humphreys
Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2010 6:14 AM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Why I am not going to use JAWS

I could buy 3 or 4 computers for the cost of Jaws so I hardly think it is
hypocritical. 

Garth

On 21/12/2010, at 10:27 PM, "Gerald Levy" <bwaylimited@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> 
> Would you mind listing all the specific applications you have found to
work with that other screen reader?  It does not seem possible that an open
source screen reader could work with more applications than JAWS.  And as
far as FS's licensing procedure is concerned, most blind users are grateful
just to have one computer, let alone three or four.  Anyone who can afford
to own multiple computers can also afford to pay FS's licensing fees.  To
me, it is hypocritical for someone who can afford to own more than one
computer to criticize FS's pricing policies.
> 
> Gerald
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "chris hallsworth"
<christopherh40@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2010 7:05 AM
> Subject: Why I am not going to use JAWS
> 
> 
>> Hello all.
>> I will publicly state why I am refusing to use JAWS. It is Freedom
Scientific's attitude towards pricing and their license schemes. Some of us
can't or won't afford to buy JAWS, especially if the free one is just as
good as JAWS. As for the license scheme, the user is punished to license
JAWS on up to three machines. With the free and even other commercial screen
readers one can install on as many computers as they have so long as one
machine is used at a time, no questions asked. With JAWS, once all three
authorizations have been used they would then have to request FS for more
keys. Eventually and I will say eventually they will refuse flat and get
paranoid about people sharing authorization keys. I understand piracy and
all that and I certainly don't commit to any of that stuff however at the
same time FS is just asking for money and not caring about the customer.
True there is a dongle option, but even they can have their fair share of
problems. Now for the technical, 
 I do find the free one to be actually more stable and even works with more
applications than JAWS. You may find this shocking but this is true
according to my personal experience.
>> Sorry for the rant but you did suggest I state publicly my reasons. So
there you go.
>> Take care.
>> -- 
>> 
>> Chris Hallsworth
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>> MSN: ch9675@xxxxxxxxxxx
>> Skype: chrishallsworth7266
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