moderated Jeff Lukacsena: does anyone use Linux with Jaws


Jeff Lukacsena
 

Hello List,

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?

Thanks,

Jeff Lukacsena

 


 

JAWS is a Windows only program.  It has not been ported to other OSes and I  doubt it ever will be.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.

           ~ André Gide


Glenn / Lenny
 

Hi Jeff,
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.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, April 16, 2021 1:29 PM
Subject: Jeff Lukacsena: does anyone use Linux with Jaws

Hello List,

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?

Thanks,

Jeff Lukacsena

 


 

Hi,

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.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Friday, April 16, 2021 11:37 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jeff Lukacsena: does anyone use Linux with Jaws

 

Hi Jeff,

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.

Glenn

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Friday, April 16, 2021 1:29 PM

Subject: Jeff Lukacsena: does anyone use Linux with Jaws

 

Hello List,

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?

Thanks,

Jeff Lukacsena

 


Glenn / Lenny
 

A minor difference to anyone to whom it really doesn't matter.
 they are similar enough that packages can be designed to work on either OS.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
From: Joseph Lee
Sent: Friday, April 16, 2021 1:39 PM
Subject: Re: Jeff Lukacsena: does anyone use Linux with Jaws

Hi,

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.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Friday, April 16, 2021 11:37 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jeff Lukacsena: does anyone use Linux with Jaws

 

Hi Jeff,

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.

Glenn

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Friday, April 16, 2021 1:29 PM

Subject: Jeff Lukacsena: does anyone use Linux with Jaws

 

Hello List,

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?

Thanks,

Jeff Lukacsena