moderated Re: Jeff Lukacsena: does anyone use Linux with Jaws
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NO, macOS is not based on Linux – it is based on a combination of Free BSD (Berkeley Software Distribution), a specific form of Unix, along with some other components.
From: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Friday, April 16, 2021 11:37 AM
Subject: Re: Jeff Lukacsena: does anyone use Linux with Jaws
Jaws only works on the Microsoft operating systems.
Linux is more akin to the Mac OS, or I should say, Apple's OS is based on Linux.
Linux has a screenreader called Orca, and it comes with many distros of Linux.
Many of the keyboard commands in Linux are the same as in windows, just because they are common, like alt tab and alt F4 for example, and in Linux, you don't have to deal with ribbons, it still uses regular menus.
In Linux you can install the TTS called Voxin, which is what Jaws users know as Eloquence.
That costs like 5 or 10 dollars from the Orlux site.
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From: Jeff Lukacsena
Sent: Friday, April 16, 2021 1:29 PM
Subject: Jeff Lukacsena: does anyone use Linux with Jaws
I was wondering if anyone on here uses Linux with Jaws.
What version of Jaws are you using?
How successful is it.
Where can I learn more about it?
Do I need any other software to make it work?