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Re: Should I upgrade to windows 10?

Carlos
 


It is not really a matter of whether it is advisable or not.  For most users the upgrade process will be reasonably smooth, but there is no guarantee that every single application will work as expected or that there may not be some driver compatibility issues.

----- Original Message -----
From: Jessica D
Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2015 1:47 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Should I upgrade to windows 10?

Hi
I want everything that I currently have on the system.
Is this advisable?

Sent from my iPhone

On Sep 2, 2015, at 1:41 PM, Matt <matt.from.florida@...> wrote:

Well, that is just the screen reader! There is a lot more to consider than just your screen reader! Especially when it comes to your hardware and software that you want on it. JST

From: Beth [mailto:thebluesisloose@...]
Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2015 1:34 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Should I upgrade to windows 10?

IF you have NVDA 2015..3 you should have little to no problems with Windows 10. Thanks for telling us. I love Cortana, and she will spit out some facts on occasion.
Beth

Beth Taurasi, Windows 10 edition,
Cell: 720-435-7407
Skype: denverqueen0920
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On 9/2/2015 9:53 AM, Jessica D wrote:

Hi,

I would like to know if I should upgrade to windows 10?

I have heard nothing but good reviews.

What do you guys think?

I’m using the latest version of NVDA.

Thanks,

Jessica


Re: Should I upgrade to windows 10?

rajmund <brajmund2000@...>
 

Hi,
Would it really effect braille displays? Forgive me, but thought that that was screen reader plus the device? e.g. Apex and NVDA. Why wouldn't work with win10?

Sent from a BrailleNote

----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt" <matt.from.florida@gmail.com
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Date sent: Wed, 2 Sep 2015 13:51:26 -0400
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Should I upgrade to windows 10?

Well, that is a personal thing. I will post a podcast that might help here.
Also you have to consider all your software and hardware will it work with
it. Especially printers scanners and brail displays and so on. And any of
your special software that might not work for some reason. Also there is no
big hurry to do this you have almost a year to do it . So I would wait till
it was about six month old or so to give everything time to work better!
Just my thoughts. See link below.



http://media.blubrry.com/blindgeekzone/www.blind-geek-zone.net/wp
-content/up
loads/gravity_forms/3-98839556b66feeea5fbbaaad6c392a4c/2015/08/BG
Z-Update-Au
gust-30-2015.mp3







Thanks,

<mailto:Matt.from.florida@gmail.com> Matt.from.florida@gmail.com



From: Jessica D [mailto:jldail13@gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2015 11:54 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Should I upgrade to windows 10?



Hi,

I would like to know if I should upgrade to windows 10?

I have heard nothing but good reviews.

What do you guys think?

I'm using the latest version of NVDA.

Thanks,

Jessica


Re: Should I upgrade to windows 10?

Matt
 

Yes, privacy is a big thing in W10 just another reason I not upgrading any time soon. Happy with my W7 ultimate 64 bit PC

 

 

 

From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@...]
Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2015 12:14 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Should I upgrade to windows 10?

 

Hi Jessica,

I suspect you'll receive many varying opinions on this subject.  My personal opinion is that if you are running 7 and you do not consider yourself overly tech savvy, then the upgrade may not necessarily offer much reason to install it in the short term.  If you are running Windows 8/8.1, you may benefit more from the upgrade, but if you do decide to install it make sure not to select the "Express Settings" when the installation completes.  There are many settings in Windows 10 which are a privacy concern and most of them are enabled by default if you choose the "Express Settings" option.

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

From: Jessica D

Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2015 11:53 AM

Subject: [TechTalk] Should I upgrade to windows 10?

 

Hi,

I would like to know if I should upgrade to windows 10?

I have heard nothing but good reviews.

What do you guys think?

I’m using the latest version of NVDA.

Thanks,

Jessica

 


Re: Should I upgrade to windows 10?

Matt
 

What is that? Can you give a list of some of the hardware and software that you use?

 

 

 

From: Jessica D [mailto:jldail13@...]
Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2015 1:48 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Should I upgrade to windows 10?

 

Hi

I want everything that I currently have on the system.

Is this advisable?

Sent from my iPhone


On Sep 2, 2015, at 1:41 PM, Matt <matt.from.florida@...> wrote:

Well, that is just the screen reader! There is a lot more to consider than just your screen reader! Especially when it comes to your hardware and software that you want on it. JST

 

 

 

From: Beth [mailto:thebluesisloose@...]
Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2015 1:34 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Should I upgrade to windows 10?

 

IF you have NVDA 2015..3 you should have little to no problems with Windows 10. Thanks for telling us. I love Cortana, and she will spit out some facts on occasion.
Beth


Beth Taurasi, Windows 10 edition,
Cell: 720-435-7407
Skype: denverqueen0920
Ms_denverqueen on Twitter
Instagram: denverqueen0920
Facebook: www.facebook.com/denverqueen0920
Or you can check out www.denverqueen.com for more information.

On 9/2/2015 9:53 AM, Jessica D wrote:

Hi,

I would like to know if I should upgrade to windows 10?

I have heard nothing but good reviews.

What do you guys think?

I’m using the latest version of NVDA.

Thanks,

Jessica

 

 


Re: Should I upgrade to windows 10?

Matt
 

Well, that is a personal thing. I will post a podcast that might help here. Also you have to consider all your software and hardware will it work with it. Especially printers scanners and brail displays and so on. And any of your special software that might not work for some reason. Also there is no big hurry to do this you have almost a year to do it . So I would wait till it was about six month old or so to give everything time to work better! Just my thoughts. See link below.

 

http://media.blubrry.com/blindgeekzone/www.blind-geek-zone.net/wp-content/uploads/gravity_forms/3-98839556b66feeea5fbbaaad6c392a4c/2015/08/BGZ-Update-August-30-2015.mp3

 

 

 

 

From: Jessica D [mailto:jldail13@...]
Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2015 11:54 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Should I upgrade to windows 10?

 

Hi,

I would like to know if I should upgrade to windows 10?

I have heard nothing but good reviews.

What do you guys think?

I’m using the latest version of NVDA.

Thanks,

Jessica

 


Re: Should I upgrade to windows 10?

jldail13@...
 

Hi
I want everything that I currently have on the system.
Is this advisable?

Sent from my iPhone

On Sep 2, 2015, at 1:41 PM, Matt <matt.from.florida@...> wrote:

Well, that is just the screen reader! There is a lot more to consider than just your screen reader! Especially when it comes to your hardware and software that you want on it. JST

 

 

 

From: Beth [mailto:thebluesisloose@...]
Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2015 1:34 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Should I upgrade to windows 10?

 

IF you have NVDA 2015..3 you should have little to no problems with Windows 10. Thanks for telling us. I love Cortana, and she will spit out some facts on occasion.
Beth

Beth Taurasi, Windows 10 edition,
Cell: 720-435-7407
Skype: denverqueen0920
Ms_denverqueen on Twitter
Instagram: denverqueen0920
Facebook: www.facebook.com/denverqueen0920
Or you can check out www.denverqueen.com for more information.

On 9/2/2015 9:53 AM, Jessica D wrote:

Hi,

I would like to know if I should upgrade to windows 10?

I have heard nothing but good reviews.

What do you guys think?

I’m using the latest version of NVDA.

Thanks,

Jessica

 

 


Re: Should I upgrade to windows 10?

Matt
 

Well, that is just the screen reader! There is a lot more to consider than just your screen reader! Especially when it comes to your hardware and software that you want on it. JST

 

 

 

From: Beth [mailto:thebluesisloose@...]
Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2015 1:34 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Should I upgrade to windows 10?

 

IF you have NVDA 2015.3 you should have little to no problems with Windows 10. Thanks for telling us. I love Cortana, and she will spit out some facts on occasion.
Beth

Beth Taurasi, Windows 10 edition,
Cell: 720-435-7407
Skype: denverqueen0920
Ms_denverqueen on Twitter
Instagram: denverqueen0920
Facebook: www.facebook.com/denverqueen0920
Or you can check out www.denverqueen.com for more information.

On 9/2/2015 9:53 AM, Jessica D wrote:

Hi,

I would like to know if I should upgrade to windows 10?

I have heard nothing but good reviews.

What do you guys think?

I’m using the latest version of NVDA.

Thanks,

Jessica

 

 


BARD Outage

Beth
 

This is the latest I have on Bard from Colorado's Talking Book Library, and I'm going to literally fudge the Congress people if they can't get us back our books soon. No more errors! Please!
Beth


-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: BARD Outage
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2015 10:18:37 -0600
From: Teresa Kalber <kalber_t@...>
To: Beth Taurasi <thebluesisloose@...>


Good morning,

If you are a BARD user you may have noticed that the BARD website and mobile app have not been accessible over the last day. The following is a message from the National Library Service regarding this issue:

“NLS is experiencing technical problems with communication channels administered by the Library of Congress that are necessary to run BARD. We are making every effort to fix the problem and restore service.”

This is all the information we have at the present time.

We will send out another message as soon as BARD is back up and running.

Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Sincerely,

Colorado Talking Book Library

 



Teresa Kalber
Network Systems Administrator
Colorado Talking Book Library
303.727.9277  |  Mobile   |  Fax 303.727.9281  |  Toll-free 1.800.685.2136
Kalber_T@...  |  www.myctbl.org
180 Sheridan Boulevard, Denver, CO 80226


     

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Re: Should I upgrade to windows 10?

Beth
 

IF you have NVDA 2015.3 you should have little to no problems with Windows 10. Thanks for telling us. I love Cortana, and she will spit out some facts on occasion.
Beth
Beth Taurasi, Windows 10 edition,
Cell: 720-435-7407
Skype: denverqueen0920
Ms_denverqueen on Twitter
Instagram: denverqueen0920
Facebook: www.facebook.com/denverqueen0920
Or you can check out www.denverqueen.com for more information.
On 9/2/2015 9:53 AM, Jessica D wrote:

Hi,

I would like to know if I should upgrade to windows 10?

I have heard nothing but good reviews.

What do you guys think?

I’m using the latest version of NVDA.

Thanks,

Jessica

 



Re: Confused (was What happened)

Sugar Lopez
 

Walter, I may be late in reply but I don’t think it was a groups io thing before and I think that other teck group was deleted. Think it was called tech time and not tech talk.

Not sure though.

But I know what you are saying.

Smile

Sugar

‘I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the

night.

~Sugar

 

From: Walt Smith [mailto:ka3lists@...]
Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 10:19 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Confused (was What happened)

 

I'm confused -- prior to receiving the invitation to join this list, I was already subscribed to an IO.Groups list with the same name, but with very little traffic. Next thing I knew, Carlos was moderating this list and it had become extremely active. Can someone please explain the background of this list before the events of this past weekend? Like how could I receive an invitation to join a list to which I was already subscribed?

 

--

Walt Smith - Clearwater, FL

 ka3agm @tampabay.rr..com


Re: Info. For Switching From Jaws To NVDA #article

Monica Jones
 

I found this very helpful. Thanks for sharing.

-----Original Message-----
From: Gary Bowers
Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2015 10:00 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Info. For Switching From Jaws To NVDA

Joseph - Thanks for the corrected link. And a huge thanks for all of the work you do with NVDA!

Gary

-----Original Message-----
From: Joseph Lee [mailto:joseph.lee22590@gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2015 8:14 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Info. For Switching From Jaws To NVDA

Hi,
Actually, the correct link is:
http://community.nvda-project.org/wiki/SwitchingFromJawsToNVDA
As I promised, I'll update that page today.
Cheers,
Joseph (P.S. a follow-up question to follow).


-----Original Message-----
From: Gary Bowers [mailto:gdbowers@swbell.net]
Sent: Wednesday, September 2, 2015 5:07 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Info. For Switching From Jaws To NVDA


Follow the link below to find some tips for switching from JAWS to NVDA:

http://is.gd/lIXnXW

It's always good to have a backup screen reader.

Gary in Texas










Monni, the coffee gal
Twitter, @Monni52
Skype, Monnirose52
Facebook, Monica Rose Jones


Dan's daily tip: how to send atatchments

Sugar Lopez
 

I have gotten several request regarding sending attachments using Outlook
2010 and 2013 in Outlook or directly from Word.
So the next few days are dedicated to those questions.
I have not yet jumped into Windows ten.


Things to ponder:
Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and then put money in binoculars
to look at things on the ground?
Did you ever stop and wonder..
Who was the first person to look at a cow and say, 'I think I'll squeeze
these pink dangly things here, and drink whatever comes out?'

Fact of the day;
The Green Zone Golf Club is on the border of Finland and Sweden: half the
holes are in one country and half in the other.

Bruce Lee was Hong Kong's 1958 cha-cha dance champion.


Sending an attachment directly from Word 2010 or From Outlook by Attaching a
Saved File

*i. Sending an attachment directly from Word 2010:
1. open Word 2010.
2. Type up the document to send.
3. Press alt plus the letter f, followed by letter D, followed by E and
finally the letter A.
4. Outlook will open to a blank message and the cursor is placed in the to
edit field.
5. Enter a recipient's email address.
6. Tab down to subject and enter a brief line.
7. Tab once more to the message body field.
8. Type your message and press alt plus s to send.
The document you typed in Word is sent as the attachment.

*II. Saving a file and then sending it as an attachment from Outlook 2010:
1. Use whatever method you are comfortable with opening Word.
a. I have a shortcut made up of alt plus control plus the letter w. on my
computer.
I will send directions how to create shortcuts for the most commonly used
Office 2010 programs later this week.
b. Word can also be opened from the all programs menu.
c. You can also open Word in Windows Seven and above by pressing the start
button, (windows key.)
Mouse users can click on the start menu.
Next type in Word with the W being in uppercase. Microsoft Word 2010 is
the first choice that pops up. Press enter or click on the Microsoft Word
2010 choice.

2. Type up the document to be sent as an attachment.
3. When ready to save, Press control plus the letter s.
4. Press shift plus tab twice if using Windows seven.
If still using Windows-xp, shift tab once.
5. Navigate to the drive or folder where you wish to save this file.
Navigating to a location for saving is down by arrowing down to a drive
folder and hitting enter on it. If you are not in the folder or drive you
wish to use, j ust hit backspace and arrow down to the drive or folder of
your choice and hit enter.
6. Press alt plus the letter n and make sure the correct file name is in
this edit field.
7. Press alt plus s to save the file.
8. Now open Outlook 2010.
This can be done in the same ways mentioned above. Here they are again.
a. Access the start menu by hitting the start button, or clicking on the
start menu.
Next type in Outlook.
Lastly, hit enter and the program opens.
b. You could also have someone write a shortcut key combination on the
desktop as in alt plus control plus the letter m for mail.
c. Lastly, Outlook is under all programs under the Microsoft 2010 sub-menu.

9. Once Outlook is opened, press control plus the letter n to open a new
message.
10. Type in a recipients email address. In many cases, entering the first
few letters of an individual's email address will cause the line to be
completed by Outlook.
11. Tab down to subject and enter a brief line.
12. Tab again and enter in your message.
13. Press alt plus the letter n followed by the letter a and finally the
letter f.
14. Press shift plus tab twice if using Windows seven or shift tab once if
using Windows-xp.
15. Navigate to where the file is saved you wish to send and hit enter.
The file is now attached.
16. Press alt plus the letter s. The email is sent.



O taste and see that the LORD is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge
in him!
(Psalms 34 -8)
To subscribe to Dan's tips or HotSpot with God Daily Devotional, send a
blank message to dthompson5@mchsi.com and include "subscribe Dan's Tips" or
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There is speaking grace. Colossians 4:6 says, "Let your speech be always
with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer
every man."
~Blessings, Sugar


Re: Should I upgrade to windows 10?

Gene
 

I don't use Windows 8 so I'll leave discussion of Windows 8 to others. 
 
Gene

From: Jessica D
Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2015 11:36 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Should I upgrade to windows 10?

Hi,
my pc is running windows 8.1 which is what it came with.
I want to upgrade to be able to access Curtana, & all the new features?
Have they changed the command for the “charms menu.”
Did they get rid of the “charms menu?”
Thanks,
Jessica

On Sep 2, 2015, at 12:24 PM, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:

To help you decide if you want to upgrade, one consideration is whether you care about additional features Windows 10 offers.  I have a Windows 7 machine and I don't care at all about the new features.  If you want to play with Curtana (spelling) that may be a reason you might want to upgrade.  I don't care about that nor about any other feature I've read about but you may.  Upgrading just-because something is free and new is not a good reason to upgrade.  
 
Another consideration is how old your computer is.  If you are using Windows 7 and your machine isn't old, you might want to upgrade.  Support for Windows 7 ends in 2020 so you still have more-than four years of support if you are using Windows 7.  If you anticipate that you will still be using your current computer about four years from now, you may want to upgrade.  
 
But if you do upgrade, though you may not have any problems, you may such as driver incompatibility problems.  
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Carlos
Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2015 11:13 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Should I upgrade to windows 10?

Hi Jessica,
I suspect you'll receive many varying opinions on this subject.  My personal opinion is that if you are running 7 and you do not consider yourself overly tech savvy, then the upgrade may not necessarily offer much reason to install it in the short term.  If you are running Windows 8/8.1, you may benefit more from the upgrade, but if you do decide to install it make sure not to select the "Express Settings" when the installation completes.  There are many settings in Windows 10 which are a privacy concern and most of them are enabled by default if you choose the "Express Settings" option.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: Jessica D
Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2015 11:53 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Should I upgrade to windows 10?

Hi,
I would like to know if I should upgrade to windows 10?
I have heard nothing but good reviews.
What do you guys think?
I’m using the latest version of NVDA.
Thanks,
Jessica
 


Re: Should I upgrade to windows 10?

Carlos
 

The latest version of JAWS is not compatible with the Edge browser, but Internet Explorer 11 is also included in Windows 10 by default.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2015 12:41 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Should I upgrade to windows 10?

 
Another consideration to keep in mind before deciding to upgrade to Windows 10 is that JAWS 16 is not yet fully compatible with it.  For instance, it still does not work with the new Edge browser.  So you may want to wait until JAWS 17 is released before going ahead and upgrading to Win 10.
 
Gerald
 
 
 
From: Gene
Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2015 12:24 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Should I upgrade to windows 10?
 
To help you decide if you want to upgrade, one consideration is whether you care about additional features Windows 10 offers.  I have a Windows 7 machine and I don't care at all about the new features.  If you want to play with Curtana (spelling) that may be a reason you might want to upgrade.  I don't care about that nor about any other feature I've read about but you may.  Upgrading justbecause something is free and new is not a good reason to upgrade. 
 
Another consideration is how old your computer is.  If you are using Windows 7 and your machine isn't old, you might want to upgrade.  Support for Windows 7 ends in 2020 so you still have morethan four years of support if you are using Windows 7.  If you anticipate that you will still be using your current computer about four years from now, you may want to upgrade. 
 
But if you do upgrade, though you may not have any problems, you may such as driver incompatibility problems. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Carlos
Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2015 11:13 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Should I upgrade to windows 10?
 
Hi Jessica,
I suspect you'll receive many varying opinions on this subject.  My personal opinion is that if you are running 7 and you do not consider yourself overly tech savvy, then the upgrade may not necessarily offer much reason to install it in the short term.  If you are running Windows 8/8.1, you may benefit more from the upgrade, but if you do decide to install it make sure not to select the "Express Settings" when the installation completes.  There are many settings in Windows 10 which are a privacy concern and most of them are enabled by default if you choose the "Express Settings" option.
----- Original Message -----
From: Jessica D
Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2015 11:53 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Should I upgrade to windows 10?
 

Hi,

I would like to know if I should upgrade to windows 10?

I have heard nothing but good reviews.

What do you guys think?

I’m using the latest version of NVDA.

Thanks,

Jessica

 


Re: Should I upgrade to windows 10?

Gerald Levy
 

 
Another consideration to keep in mind before deciding to upgrade to Windows 10 is that JAWS 16 is not yet fully compatible with it.  For instance, it still does not work with the new Edge browser.  So you may want to wait until JAWS 17 is released before going ahead and upgrading to Win 10.
 
Gerald
 
 
 

From: Gene
Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2015 12:24 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Should I upgrade to windows 10?
 
To help you decide if you want to upgrade, one consideration is whether you care about additional features Windows 10 offers.  I have a Windows 7 machine and I don't care at all about the new features.  If you want to play with Curtana (spelling) that may be a reason you might want to upgrade.  I don't care about that nor about any other feature I've read about but you may.  Upgrading justbecause something is free and new is not a good reason to upgrade. 
 
Another consideration is how old your computer is.  If you are using Windows 7 and your machine isn't old, you might want to upgrade.  Support for Windows 7 ends in 2020 so you still have morethan four years of support if you are using Windows 7.  If you anticipate that you will still be using your current computer about four years from now, you may want to upgrade. 
 
But if you do upgrade, though you may not have any problems, you may such as driver incompatibility problems. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Carlos
Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2015 11:13 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Should I upgrade to windows 10?
 
Hi Jessica,
I suspect you'll receive many varying opinions on this subject.  My personal opinion is that if you are running 7 and you do not consider yourself overly tech savvy, then the upgrade may not necessarily offer much reason to install it in the short term.  If you are running Windows 8/8.1, you may benefit more from the upgrade, but if you do decide to install it make sure not to select the "Express Settings" when the installation completes.  There are many settings in Windows 10 which are a privacy concern and most of them are enabled by default if you choose the "Express Settings" option.
----- Original Message -----
From: Jessica D
Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2015 11:53 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Should I upgrade to windows 10?
 

Hi,

I would like to know if I should upgrade to windows 10?

I have heard nothing but good reviews.

What do you guys think?

I’m using the latest version of NVDA.

Thanks,

Jessica

 


Re: Should I upgrade to windows 10?

Jessica Dail <jldail13@...>
 

Hi,
my pc is running windows 8.1 which is what it came with.
I want to upgrade to be able to access Curtana, & all the new features?
Have they changed the command for the “charms menu.”
Did they get rid of the “charms menu?”
Thanks,
Jessica

On Sep 2, 2015, at 12:24 PM, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:

To help you decide if you want to upgrade, one consideration is whether you care about additional features Windows 10 offers.  I have a Windows 7 machine and I don't care at all about the new features.  If you want to play with Curtana (spelling) that may be a reason you might want to upgrade.  I don't care about that nor about any other feature I've read about but you may.  Upgrading just-because something is free and new is not a good reason to upgrade.  
 
Another consideration is how old your computer is.  If you are using Windows 7 and your machine isn't old, you might want to upgrade.  Support for Windows 7 ends in 2020 so you still have more-than four years of support if you are using Windows 7.  If you anticipate that you will still be using your current computer about four years from now, you may want to upgrade.  
 
But if you do upgrade, though you may not have any problems, you may such as driver incompatibility problems.  
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Carlos
Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2015 11:13 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Should I upgrade to windows 10?

Hi Jessica,
I suspect you'll receive many varying opinions on this subject.  My personal opinion is that if you are running 7 and you do not consider yourself overly tech savvy, then the upgrade may not necessarily offer much reason to install it in the short term.  If you are running Windows 8/8.1, you may benefit more from the upgrade, but if you do decide to install it make sure not to select the "Express Settings" when the installation completes.  There are many settings in Windows 10 which are a privacy concern and most of them are enabled by default if you choose the "Express Settings" option.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: Jessica D
Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2015 11:53 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Should I upgrade to windows 10?

Hi,
I would like to know if I should upgrade to windows 10?
I have heard nothing but good reviews.
What do you guys think?
I’m using the latest version of NVDA.
Thanks,
Jessica
 


Re: Should I upgrade to windows 10?

Carlos
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Jessica D
Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2015 12:28 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Should I upgrade to windows 10?

Hi,
Yes, I am running windows 8.1.
What are the major differences between windows 8.1, and windows 10?
Are there any serious accessibility issues I may need to be aware of?
I mainly use outlook, internet explorer or firefox, adobe acrobat for pdf files.
I also use word, powerpoint, and excel on occasion.
Thanks,
Jessica

On Sep 2, 2015, at 12:13 PM, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:

Hi Jessica,
I suspect you'll receive many varying opinions on this subject.  My personal opinion is that if you are running 7 and you do not consider yourself overly tech savvy, then the upgrade may not necessarily offer much reason to install it in the short term.  If you are running Windows 8/8.1, you may benefit more from the upgrade, but if you do decide to install it make sure not to select the "Express Settings" when the installation completes.  There are many settings in Windows 10 which are a privacy concern and most of them are enabled by default if you choose the "Express Settings" option.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: Jessica D
Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2015 11:53 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Should I upgrade to windows 10?

Hi,
I would like to know if I should upgrade to windows 10?
I have heard nothing but good reviews.
What do you guys think?
I’m using the latest version of NVDA.
Thanks,
Jessica


Re: Tech Humor - Eloquence Users Only

Monica Jones
 

Well, lol, someone is creative for sure. A little laughter goes a long way.
 
 

From: Carlos
Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 3:24 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Fwd: Tech Humor - Eloquence Users Only
 
LOL this was posted on another list and I just had to share.
 
weeee juarasjuasjuasjuasjuasjuasjuasjuasjuasjuasjuas splash!
I'm fliiii juarasjuasjuasjuasjuasjuasjuasjuasjuasjuasjuas ing! SPLAT!
A juarasjuasjuasjuasjuasjuasjuasjuasjuasjuas ?al!
 
I have no idea why those text strings cause Eloquence to do what it does. Someone discovered it and tweeted it.
Monni, the coffee gal
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Re: Additional Free Voices for NVDA

Carlos
 


You can use it with a portable copy of NVDA, but the SAPI version of Eloquence itself may not be portable which means you would have to install a copy on any system you wanted to use it.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2015 12:25 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Additional Free Voices for NVDA

You can use it with a portable version of NVDA.  You can use it with any program that supports SAPI5 speech.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Jeremy
Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2015 11:17 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Additional Free Voices for NVDA

Also worth noting, for anyone who ever does purchase it, I've herd from several people that the Sapi version can have more lag on systems that are running 8 and 8.1. I've never herd if this happens on 10 too though. Also, and unless this has been updated recently, I don't think it's possible to use it in a portable version of NVDA.

On 9/2/2015 10:34 AM, Gerald Levy wrote:
 
I know that Eloquence can be purchased for use with NVDA, but my understanding is that it cannot be used legally for free.
 
Gerald
 
 
 
From: Gene
Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2015 11:14 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Additional Free Voices for NVDA
 
Eloquence is legally available for NVDA.  You may not have seen it, but there was a long thread on blind tech a month or two ago about purchasing a newly available legal SAPI5 version of Eloquence from Code Factory.  I don't remember what the cost is.  But I seem to recall it was about 49 U.S. dollars. 
 
You can try the program as a demo which runs for seven days, if you wish.  I'd have to check to see where you can download it from.  Vendors are selling it other than Code factory but it should be directly available from Code Factory as well.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2015 9:27 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Additional Free Voices for NVDA
 
 
On my old XP PC, I was able to use Eloquence as my default voice for NVDA because I also happened to have Open Book 7 installed as well.  But on my current Windows 7 PC, the only default voices available for NVDA are Microsoft Anna or ESpeak, neither of which appeals to me because they are not especially clear or responsive.  I am well aware that Eloquence is not available legally as a free voice for NVDA in Win 7, so I won’t even bother to get into a discussion about this sensitive issue.  In any case, are there any other free voices available for NVDA that are clearer and more responsive than Anna or ESpeak?  Thanks.
 
Gerald
 
 


Re: Should I upgrade to windows 10?

Jessica Dail <jldail13@...>
 

Hi,
Yes, I am running windows 8.1.
What are the major differences between windows 8.1, and windows 10?
Are there any serious accessibility issues I may need to be aware of?
I mainly use outlook, internet explorer or firefox, adobe acrobat for pdf files.
I also use word, powerpoint, and excel on occasion.
Thanks,
Jessica

On Sep 2, 2015, at 12:13 PM, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:

Hi Jessica,
I suspect you'll receive many varying opinions on this subject.  My personal opinion is that if you are running 7 and you do not consider yourself overly tech savvy, then the upgrade may not necessarily offer much reason to install it in the short term.  If you are running Windows 8/8.1, you may benefit more from the upgrade, but if you do decide to install it make sure not to select the "Express Settings" when the installation completes.  There are many settings in Windows 10 which are a privacy concern and most of them are enabled by default if you choose the "Express Settings" option.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: Jessica D
Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2015 11:53 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Should I upgrade to windows 10?

Hi,
I would like to know if I should upgrade to windows 10?
I have heard nothing but good reviews.
What do you guys think?
I’m using the latest version of NVDA.
Thanks,
Jessica
 

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