Re: Creating an Operating System with speech included

as any unix/linux instalation,
solaris when is installed after a windows install ofer the bootmanager option to choose amoung all installed systems at boot time. Also it offers the posibility tio set the default operating system, the one used if the user does not choose other option at boot time. The partition used by unix/linux system are not visible to windows system directly, but using file browsers like ext2fs
they can be browsed.
after uninstall of the unix/linux system you can see the partitions in windows installation/unix installation and delete them and also using partition software like partition magic you can see them and delete them to free the alocated space.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Octavian Rasnita" <orasnita@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, December 06, 2008 1:54 PM
Subject: Re: Creating an Operating System with speech included


Thank you for the links.

If I will install OpenSolaris to a certain partition which is now used by Windows, will that partition be visible to Windows? If not, how could I make it visible again if I will want to uninstall OpenSolaris in the future?

If I will follow the installation tips I read in the page you told me about, the computer will prompt me if I want to boot from Windows or OpenSolaris?
If it won't, how can I choose to boot Windows?

Thanks.

Octavian

----- Original Message ----- From: "E.J. Zufelt" <everett@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, December 06, 2008 12:06 PM
Subject: Re: Creating an Operating System with speech included


Good morning,

OpenSolaris 2008-11 is very accessible with Orca and has a reasonably easy to use accessible install. By default Orca uses espeak on OpenSolaris. In my opinion Orca is more responsive on OpenSolaris than on Ubuntu 8.04.

See:

Willy Walker's Weblog - He worked on the accessible install
http://blogs.sun.com/wwalker/

Accessible Installation Instructions
http://www.opensolaris.org/os/project/indiana/status/accessibility/AccessibleLiveCd/

OpenSolaris Download Site
http://genunix.org/

HTH,
Everett



----- Original Message ----- From: "Octavian Rasnita" <orasnita@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, December 06, 2008 6:01 AM
Subject: Re: Creating an Operating System with speech included


Sorry, but I think you don't know what you are talking about.

First, I didn't say that Jaws is a Microsoft program. I said only that the best accessibility is offered by Windows and Jaws and not by Orca and Linux, but not even the comparison between these 2 is important, but the fact that it is very hard to create another OS with another screen reader built in.

Second, I know that Orca works with Linux, but Sun doesn't pretend that they've created the most advanced Linux OS, but that they've created Solaris, the most advanced OS. However, Solaris is not accessible for the blind, or it is accessible but only by using emacspeak, which has a very ugly interface and offers a poor accessibility anyway, and I haven't tested Solaris so I don't really know if it really supports emacspeak or it is just a future plan for Sun.

By the way, have anyone tried Solaris?

Octavian

----- Original Message ----- From: "black ares" <matematicianu2003@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, December 06, 2008 11:39 AM
Subject: Re: Creating an Operating System with speech included


don't forget that jaws is not a microsoft software and, taking software only from the two grand companies, sun is better than microsoft.
Because, with orca you can do more than with narator from windows.
So Sun has right assuming it as the best company offering an advanced os with speak.


----- Original Message ----- From: "Octavian Rasnita" <orasnita@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, December 06, 2008 10:08 AM
Subject: Re: Creating an Operating System with speech included


Windows is an operating system with speech included. Do you want to create a
better OS than Windows and a better screen reader than Narrator?
I guess you want to create a better one, because otherwise... why bother?

In order to do that, you should create a company, employ a few thousands of
good programmers and after very many years you might do it.
Sun Microsystems has tens of thousands of programmers and they pretend that they have created the most advanced operating system in the world, and they
have also made one of the most used screen readers for Linux, but the
accessibility offered by their solutions is much lower than the one offered by Windows and screen readers like Jaws, and Sun work on their OS for very
many years, so... it could be very hard to do what you want.

Octavian

----- Original Message ----- From: "Jose Lomeli" <jose.lomeli93@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, December 05, 2008 10:05 AM
Subject: Creating an Operating System with speech included


Hello; Listers, I just thought.  What do I have to do to create a
operating system with speech. I just thought about this. Can this be
done? Please write back.
From Jose Lomeli.
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