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#1 25 November, 2011 - 15:24
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I just switched back to Linux after 2 years on Windows XP. I needed speech-to-text software which didn't work on Linux, but the Windows XP computer got so buggy that even the speech-to-text software (Dragon NaturallySpeaking) didn't work anymore.

Are there any other Linux users out there?

27 November, 2011 - 22:39
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I've been an Ubuntu user for a little more than a year, now, and I love it. I dual boot for compatibility issues, but I almost never use Windows (except for playing Minecraft, and for chatting on Skype -- my webcam doesn't have drivers for Linux, sadly.) I've only ever had one crash, and it never bogs down like a Windows machine.

7 March, 2012 - 10:13
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Been running Linux solid for about 6 years now, started experimenting with it about 13yrs back. Currently running Slackware 13.37. Never looked into any sort of text2spech software though. Did you try looking at freshmeat.net? Lots of open source projects there or try searching git.

8 March, 2012 - 05:50
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Thanks... I will take a look. I'm also checking out this page:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speech_recognition_in_Linux

23 April, 2012 - 15:42
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Geek GNU/Linux ;)-
Use Archlinux :=) : http://www.archlinux.org
Very good ..
Using Linux in End of 2007

24 April, 2012 - 16:21
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zakaria wrote:

Geek GNU/Linux ;)-
Use Archlinux :=) : http://www.archlinux.org

I want to try Archlinux. I've heard good things about it.

24 April, 2012 - 17:23
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Josh Cohen wrote:
zakaria wrote:

Geek GNU/Linux ;)-
Use Archlinux :=) : http://www.archlinux.org

I want to try Archlinux. I've heard good things about it.

Yes good ..
You can read Wiki before install :

The Arch Way ! : philosophy
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Main_Page

Official Installation Guide
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Official_Installation_Guide

Beginners' Guide
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Beginners%27_Guide

Try: Core Image ISO with all good Libs
and you can download : Dual Architecture ( 64 - 32 ) CPU

Download:
http://www.archlinux.org/download

You're welcome when you need anything about it
Regards ..

26 April, 2012 - 11:30
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Thanks for the links. I may try that soon. :)

23 July, 2012 - 23:18
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I am also a Linux user and Admin, but sadly, never had to look into voice recognition or synthesis software! Sorry!

6 October, 2012 - 15:36
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After having been a unix then linux user for nearly 30 years, I recently switched to MacOSX and I'm a happy man.
I think it has speech to text although I never experimented it...

7 October, 2012 - 22:23
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I fight with Mac OSX all the time at work - still haven't learnt to like much about it :P

8 October, 2012 - 00:09
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The thing is that I am more of a user now than I used to be. I look at MacOSX as some sort of crossover between Windows and Linux, so all in all, you get a system that is less versatile than Linux but more stable than Windows (and above all, without viruses !). Installing new software is for instance much easier under MacOSX than under Linux.

The result is (for me) quite functional.

P.

12 October, 2012 - 16:11
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I just downloaded Linux Mint and Arch Linux. I didn't like Linux Mint with Cinnamon (GNOME 3 fork), but I just downloaded the version with Mate (GNOME 2 fork) and will try that. I like the ideas behind Arch Linux, but I don't know how much time it requires to configure it. I will try Arch Linux after I try Mate.

I avoid Apple products and software for philosophical and privacy* reasons, though it looks okay from a user perspective. I'd like to just use GNU/Linux... but I think I will run Windows 7 on a desktop for speech to text, and Linux on my laptops...

(*next versions of OS/X will apparently have Facebook built in, which is worrisome. Windows 8 is probably just as bad, because with the appification of software, they are going to install a lot of ads and tracking. Linux is the only way to avoid these bad trends -- at least for now. Ubuntu is taking Linux down a bad path, IMHO.)

12 October, 2012 - 21:37
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A happy Ubuntu user here. Haven't tried other distributions because Unity is just way too cool. Have been using Ubuntu since 10.04.

14 October, 2012 - 01:34
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Quote:

(*next versions of OS/X will apparently have Facebook built in, which is worrisome...

What is facebook ?

14 October, 2012 - 11:08
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jonii wrote:

A happy Ubuntu user here.

I started using Ubuntu in about 2005. It was the best OS I've ever used and I was a complete supporter. I won't go into details on how they betrayed their core users with Unity, but maybe I'll post about it on my joshnotes.com blog later.

The reason I said Ubuntu's creators are taking Linux down a bad path is that the next version of Ubuntu has spyware. You can turn off the commission-based Amazon ads that are shown on the desktop when you type something, but it's still spyware, and Mark Shuttleworth seemed to say that this is just the beginning of integrating the desktop with unknown, third-party remote servers. That is why I'm looking for an alternative.

Operating systems that track users and serve ads on the desktop is the next trend. It will be in Windows 8 as well, and any computer where the software get "app-ized".

Zaphod wrote:

What is facebook ?

An identity company that is compiling a database of every person in the world, whether they use Facebook or not, including everything that they do online... :)

For the web tracking, put the lines in the attached txt file in your hosts file. I'm not sure what to do about OS integration.

26 December, 2012 - 21:56
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I'm also a GNU/Linux user. I'm not partial to any distro but have been using Ubuntu as my main OS for a while, but will be switching to another soon due to some of the issues Ive been having with it.

CentOS will probably be the one I install since I've got a copy on disc laying around.

26 December, 2012 - 22:05
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I haven't tried CentOS, but have seen it running on servers.

I'm in the middle of downloading and installing this in Virtualbox:
http://www.gnewsense.org/

I joined the FSF recently, and the membership information mentioned that they sponsor that distro. I don't know anything else about it, but thought I would give it a try, since I like their philosophy.

26 December, 2012 - 22:19
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That sounds, and looks like a good distro to me. Maybe I'll download it and give it a try when I'm back home and not depending on this satellite internet in the middle of no where. I've found after using linux for so long, I'm uncomfortable on windows.

26 December, 2012 - 22:29
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Me too... I much prefer Linux. I'm stuck on Windows though, because I need speech-to-text software due to a hand injury. I just got a new desktop computer hoping that I can use speech-to-text in Linux through Virtualbox.

26 December, 2012 - 22:46
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I haven't heard of any good speech to text software for linux, and I'm not sure if any windows speech to text software would run under wine. I'll post if I find anything good.

27 December, 2012 - 08:42
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Josh Cohen wrote:

Me too... I much prefer Linux. I'm stuck on Windows though, because I need speech-to-text software due to a hand injury. I just got a new desktop computer hoping that I can use speech-to-text in Linux through Virtualbox.

Haven't you seen a doctor about that yet?

27 December, 2012 - 10:21
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It was getting a lot better in Vienna. Then it went downhill a bit back in the US due to some problems. I don't think the doctors can do anything except surgery, and I'm not sure that I want to do surgery. If something goes wrong, that would be the end of my hands.

At the moment, I'm just using speech to text software, so it should be improving soon. It takes a while for nerves to heal.

27 December, 2012 - 14:24
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Josh Cohen wrote:

It was getting a lot better in Vienna. Then it went downhill a bit back in the US due to some problems. I don't think the doctors can do anything except surgery, and I'm not sure that I want to do surgery. If something goes wrong, that would be the end of my hands.

At the moment, I'm just using speech to text software, so it should be improving soon. It takes a while for nerves to heal.

Have you seen the doctor, though? There are probably other alternatives to surgery. Even then, it's good to get a professional opinion of what's going on. It's fair enough if you don't want surgery, but I think it's important to at least have it looked at, especially since it's affecting your work.

The peripheral nervous system does have quite good regenerative capacity, but how this'll progress depends on the type of injury.

Disclaimer: This is lay opinion and not medical advice.

27 December, 2012 - 15:34
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One problem is that my last trip to the doctor cost about USD $800, on top of my medical insurance payments, and they really didn't do much of anything. For that price, I'm not even sure if they looked at the test results. I've checked with them three times and they still hadn't looked at all of them. The tests took place about five months ago.

I find that the doctors I've gone to don't do much more than I could figure out by doing some online reading. I once got into an argument with one doctor, because he thought my parotid gland was under the front of my chin. Many experiences have left me skeptical with the whole system here. :)

I'm pretty sure that all a doctor would do is give me wrist braces, which I don't need, and/or recommend surgery, which I'm not really ready for yet. Then they would charge me hundreds of dollars for the advice.

27 December, 2012 - 15:56
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Josh Cohen wrote:

One problem is that my last trip to the doctor cost about USD $800, on top of my medical insurance payments, and they really didn't do much of anything. For that price, I'm not even sure if they looked at the test results. I've checked with them three times and they still hadn't looked at all of them. The tests took place about five months ago.

I find that the doctors I've gone to don't do much more than I could figure out by doing some online reading. I once got into an argument with one doctor, because he thought my parotid gland was under the front of my chin. Many experiences have left me skeptical with the whole system here. :)

I'm pretty sure that all a doctor would do is give me wrist braces, which I don't need, and/or recommend surgery, which I'm not really ready for yet. Then they would charge me hundreds of dollars for the advice.

To be perfectly honest, I think it would work out cheaper for you to fly over here and get checked out by one of our doctors. :D

I'm not a fan of the US healthcare system either. But what gets to me more than that is the jaded view some of the patriotic Americans have to other healthcare systems and how highly they regard their own. I've met a lot who genuinely believe that their country has the highest quality of healthcare in the world. Not true.

Also an important document.

27 December, 2012 - 16:21
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Hype wrote:

But what gets to me more than that is the jaded view some of the patriotic Americans have to other healthcare systems and how highly they regard their own.

I've been to doctors in a few countries, and the US isn't the worst that I've seen, but surely isn't the best. If someone thinks that the US is the best in that regard, they aren't looking at the numbers. :)

27 December, 2012 - 16:59
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Josh Cohen wrote:
Hype wrote:

But what gets to me more than that is the jaded view some of the patriotic Americans have to other healthcare systems and how highly they regard their own.

I've been to doctors in a few countries, and the US isn't the worst that I've seen, but surely isn't the best. If someone thinks that the US is the best in that regard, they aren't looking at the numbers. :)

I didn't mean to suggest that it's the worst, and that all other systems are better, it was more a reference to the "anti-socialised healthcare" ideology. It must be weird living in a country that believes guns are a right, but healthcare isn't.

27 December, 2012 - 20:24
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Hype wrote:

It must be weird living in a country that believes guns are a right, but healthcare isn't.

It's a strange place. There are at least two cultures here, and they have very different perspectives. I won't get into US politics much here, but my next website is going to be about philosophy, politics, and similar things. I will let everyone know when it launches in 2013. :)

(I have to work on my memory goals first.)

Edit: I didn't have time to launch another website.

7 January, 2015 - 01:31
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Hi fellow Members,

I just want to let you know that i have over 10 years expirience in Linux and if you have any question (especialiy Debain/Gentoo relevant) I might be able to help :-)

Josh if you still interesen in Speech stuff for Linux: Check out Linjark on Github. Its a recent project of mine. It may does not let you dictate sentences but it is really cool (authors opinion)...

Thanks and read soon :-)

Manu

7 January, 2015 - 12:06
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Thanks... I'll check out Linjark. :)

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