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osOpinion: Speech Recognition: Freenix and Windows at a desktop crossroads

Aug 31, 1999, 22:14 (18 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by J. Maynard Gelinas)

"This next revolution is speech recognition integrated with a windowing desktop, and if Freenix desktop developers like the GNOME and KDE teams sidestep speech integration into their systems in order to promote the development of more applications or fancy Window Manager graphics, they will permanently lose the desktop to Microsoft."

"An object broker integrating diversified objects and data types among applications is exactly what's needed to bring speech recognition to the desktop, and if Freenix developers want the UNIX desktop to survive, or even flourish, among it's commercial competitors they must begin planning speech integration into their desktop systems immediately."

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