Hi, I am using JAWS10 and Microsoft Windows Vista 64 and I love it. It makes good use of your memory and runns lovely. Get as much ram as you can afford.You can always keep your options open and wait for Microsoft Windows 7, I have tried the RTM version and it is faster than Vista and it is really good.
----- Original Message ----- From: "T Behler" <tombehler@xxxxxxxxx>
To: "jaws users e-mail list" <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Saturday, September 05, 2009 11:31 PM Subject: need advice on operating system for new PC
Hi, all.Well, the PC I'm writing this e-mail on is almost 5 years old, and is givingme more and more fits every day, so it might just be time to purchase a newer and better PC. I know I'll get a variety of opinions on this, so please understand if I don't acknowledge every e-mail individually. I will certainly read them, and take the advice that seems best for me. Here's my dilemma:Currently, I am using Jaws 10.0. I prefer to use Windows XP as my operatingsystem, and office 2003 for my basic computer work. Jaws seems to work quite well with these set-ups. I have heard too many horror stories aboutVista itself, and am not sure even how well that operating system works withJaws. I also have tried working with Office 2007, and find it a real bearto use due to the ribbons, rather than the drop-down menus which are so mucheasier to navigate. I went to Best Buys today, and, of course, they now only sell computers with Vista, and a free upgrade to Windows 7, as of October 15.Am I doing myself a dis-service by sticking to Windows XP, and Office 2003?Does Jaws work reasonably well with Vista, and office 2007? Has anyone tried using Jaws with Windows 7? I realize that for some, these are very elementary questions. I also realize that software choices can boil down a lot to personal preference. I'm just trying to get a feel for where Jaws is with the newer operating systems, and whether I'd simply be better off sticking with Windows XP and Office 2003. I hope this quiry makes sense. Again, I'm using Jaws 10.0 here with Windows XP and Office 2003. Thanks! Tom Behler in Colorado -- JFW related links: JFW homepage: http://www.freedomscientific.com/Scripting mailing list: http://lists.the-jdh.com/listinfo.cgi/scriptography-the-jdh.comJFW List instructions: To post a message to the list, send it to jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxTo unsubscribe from this mailing list, send a message to jfw-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word unsubscribe in the subject line.Archives located at: //www.freelists.org/archives/jfwAlternative archives located at: http://n2.nabble.com/JAWS-for-Windows-f2145279.htmlIf you have any concerns about the list, post received from the list, or the way the list is being run, do not post them to the list. Rather contact the list owner at jfw-admins@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
-- JFW related links: JFW homepage: http://www.freedomscientific.com/ Scripting mailing list: http://lists.the-jdh.com/listinfo.cgi/scriptography-the-jdh.com JFW List instructions: To post a message to the list, send it to jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx To unsubscribe from this mailing list, send a message to jfw-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word unsubscribe in the subject line. Archives located at: //www.freelists.org/archives/jfw Alternative archives located at: http://n2.nabble.com/JAWS-for-Windows-f2145279.html If you have any concerns about the list, post received from the list, or the way the list is being run, do not post them to the list. Rather contact the list owner at jfw-admins@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx