Re: Apple vs Windows?

chris judge

He does not do the FS podcast any more. He hasn’t for a while now.


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Sent: November 19, 2020 1:06 PM
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My understanding is that Jonathan is an independent consultant these days who still does FSCasts for Freedom Scientific.  He is still very dedicated to his IPhone, because, as he has pointed out on the Blind Hearing Aid Users list, he uses it to connect to his hearing aids via bluetoot.





On 11/19/2020 11:44 AM, chris judge wrote:

He works for an employment agency in New Zealand. I think it's called work bridge or something to that affect. He's the CEO.
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From: <> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: November 19, 2020 12:08 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Apple vs Windows?
I don't know who he works for now, if anyone.  He specifically addresses work he does for JAWS in his presentation.  he states that he used Apple a great deal for a few years but he is now moving or has moved back to Windows.
Jonathan Mosen may still do work for Freedom Scientific but it is probably on a freelance basis.  My opinion is that he keeps a strong separation between his personal writing and appraisals and his work for whomever he works for.  And this presentation doesn't advocate using JAWS.
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From: Ron Canazzi
Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2020 9:57 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Apple vs Windows?
Hi Gene,
With all due respect to Jonathan Mosen, doesn't he now work for one of the big guns: JAWS or some other Windows-based company? I am using both Windows and Apple products. I find browsing the web with the iPhone just about as easy as with Windows.  This is despite the extra relatively new (for me that is) mastery of the touch gestures necessary to use an iPhone.  I would love to try a Mack desktop system, but at this time, the big issue with Apple desktops is the price. I can get a decent Windows machine for under 500 dollars US while a decent mid priced Apple desktop costs beginning around 1000 dollars US.
On 11/19/2020 10:23 AM, Gene wrote:
Here is a long essay about why Jonathan Mosen, after using both 
Windows and Mac computers extensively, has gone to just Windows.
As you will see, he discusses certain specific uses that may not bee 
of concern to many users.  But he does address this or that use that 
would be of interest to a large number.  I haven't read the whole 
essay but he does specifically say that working with PDF documents is 
easier in Windows and web browsing is easier.
I'm not making any generalizations.  I am saying that if you do well 
with whatever you use and it meets your needs well, why go through the 
trouble of learning a new operating system unless you just want to.
-----Original Message----- From: Gene
Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2020 9:12 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Apple vs Windows?
I'm not sure there is an answer.  for the typical user, I doubt there 
is a meaningful advantage one way or the other.  I won't use Apple 
computers because I know Windows and it isn't worth my time and effort 
learning another operating system when I am already very profficient in one.
there may be some specific uses that are better dealt with in apple 
computers and some in Windows but I don't think, as I said, that for 
the typical user, it matters.
Then there is the cost of  Apple computers.  You pay a lot more.
I won't comment on mobile devices.  I haven't used smart mobile devices.
-----Original Message----- From: Dave
Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2020 9:08 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Apple vs Windows?
For those who have both, or experience with both Systems, Which has 
the better support when it comes to over all Accessibility?
Not trying to start World War 8, but I keep noticing lots of articles 
and pod casts explaining Apple Accessibility features. this would 
cover the Apple Mac, the I-Pad, and the I-Phone.
I don't own an Apple products, but am open to it.  With what seems to 
be an increase in articles, over the last year or two, it just had me 
wondering how good are the Apple products?
I find all the Operating Systems to be lacking when it comes to 
Accessibility.  Seems like we move ahead one or two steps, then take a 
step or two back.
I personally use Windows and Android.  have yet to own anything Apple.
Grumpy Dave
They Ask Me If I'm Happy; I say Yes.
They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"

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