RE: in the market for a new laptop:suggetsions?

I agree with this however system access does support vista and its free so
if you must use something that works maybe it's time to start dropping the
demon.  Well free if you use it on the web but 399$ if you don't.

Ken

-----Original Message-----
From: programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of James Panes
Sent: Saturday, December 13, 2008 9:28 AM
To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: in the market for a new laptop:suggetsions?

Hi Brian,

Sorry for the late post.

The issue faced by Tyler and many others like him is that many of the new 
computers, especially lap-tops, do not publish drivers for XP. That is the 
main reason for caution.

Perhaps JAWS 9 or higher support Vista, but JAWS has been advertising that 
they support Vista since JAWS 7. Not all of us have the cash to upgrade, and

are stuck with older versions of JAWS.

In summary, the concern is real and there is good reason for it. I am 
willing to accept Ken's word for it that JAWS 9 supports Vista. He knows 
what he is talking about. The thing is that if the money to upgrade JAWS is 
not there, it doesn't really matter if JAWS 9 supports Vista or not.

Regards,
James

jimpanes@xxxxxxxxx
jimpanes@xxxxxxxxxxxx
"Everything is easy when you know how."

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bryan Schulz" <b.schulz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, December 08, 2008 7:48 PM
Subject: Re: in the market for a new laptop:suggetsions?


hi,

what do most blind people do to navigate life?
they find different ways to do something the sighted just look at visually.

Don't worry about what brand of computer.
compare the specs without thinking of what operating system unless  64 bit
is a factor.
if you find one you really like but it comes with vista, don't bitch, spend
about $65 to get a real copy of windows xp pro.
i wouldn't think i had to say this.
i don't know why people get hung up on worrying about modifying what they
buy.

Bryan Schulz
The BEST Solution
www.best-acts.com

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "James Panes" <jimpanes@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, December 08, 2008 4:57 PM
Subject: Re: in the market for a new laptop:suggetsions?


> HI Tyler,
>
> If you really insist, you can still get notebook computers with Windows XP
> Pro on them. A decent computer is well within your price range.
>
> Acer and a few other companies make computers that will do fine for what
> you
> need.
>
> Sorry I can't help more, but the only store I deal with is here in Oshawa
> Ontario.
>
> Good luck.
> James
>
> jimpanes@xxxxxxxxx
> jimpanes@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> "Everything is easy when you know how."
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Tyler Littlefield" <tyler@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <BlindGeeks@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, December 08, 2008 1:18 AM
> Subject: in the market for a new laptop:suggetsions?
>
>
> Hello list,
> I'm in the market for a new laptop.
> My max price range is about 1100. I'm not totally sure what I need; of
> course I'm looking for the best deal, but I also need something that Jaws
> will work on.
> From what I've heard, jaws does not work on 64-bit vista; are there still
> laptops shipped with 32 bit, or even better XP?
> I know a lot of the computer companies started sending everything with
> vista.
> I've also seen things like 60 day trials and etc on vista; am I going to
> have to purchase a full copy after I get the laptop?
>
> Thanks,
> Tyler Littlefield
> email: tyler@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> web: tysdomain-com
> Visit for quality software and web design.
> skype: st8amnd2005
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