View Full Version : Voice Recognition

May 27th, 2008, 07:38 PM
Is there anything developed that comes even close to what MS includes with Vista or close to 3rd party like Dragon Naturally Speaking available for Ubuntu Linux? One of the reasons I chose Linux over Windows was because they claimed superior accessibility for people with disabilities.:confused: and was very disappointed to find out there is nothing built-in or available for voice recoognition. I'm a quadriplegic with very limited use of one hand. I need top-of-the-line speech recognition that will totally command and control the computer os and software competently. Can anyone help?:) Should I just go back to windows?

May 27th, 2008, 10:42 PM
Keep an eye on this thread (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=168711). It has been possible to get Dragon to work on WINE.

May 28th, 2008, 01:27 AM
Thanks for the info Sef. I'll watch the thread.:)

Do you know if running wine or virtual boxes with Windows programs use up a lot of system resources? I know Dragon uses a lot on its own running natively.


May 29th, 2008, 01:04 PM
What are your system specs, including your ram?

May 30th, 2008, 01:58 AM
Computer Dell Dimension 4500
o/s Ubuntu 8.04 (hardy)
gnome 2.22.2 (Ubuntu 2008-05-27)
kernel 2.6.24-17-generic (#1 SMP Thu May 1 14:31:33 UTC 2008)
processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.00GHz
l2 cache 512 KB
RAM 502 MiB
swap 1466 MiB

Video GeForce FX 5200
Video RAM 256 Mb (i think...it doesn't say)