Hello from a new member, and some questions

Lee Maschmeyer lee_maschmeyer at wayne.edu
Wed May 30 16:26:57 UTC 2007

If you have enough CPU power and disk space you can install Cygwin. I 
haven't used Jaws speech all that much but I'm pretty sure it works fairly 
well. The installer appears unusable at first glance but once you get the 
hang of it it's not a _total_ bust.

Check out www.cygwin.com. You can have a basic system (which is the way to 
start anyway) for a relatively small disk usage. It'll give you the command 
shell, some man pages and an editor or three (and a lot more too), and you 
can with some difficulty select additional packages to install later. And if 
you have a braille display, brltty under Cygwin works just as well as under 
Linux. Another nice thing is that you wouldn't have to reboot to use Windows 
programs and the screen reader would be the one you've been using in 

Lee Maschmeyer
<lee_maschmeyer at wayne.edu>

"Be kind to your fur-bearing friends,
For a skunk may be somebody's brother."
     --Fred Allen

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