"Voice control is the next step in human interaction with
computers. Voice recognition, and its flip side, speech synthesis,
can help you streamline your day-to-day work and organize your
Linux desktop in a better way.
"To begin conversing with your Linux desktop, download the
Sphinx-2 speech recognition engine and the Festival text to speech
application. Although the CMU Sphinx Group provides several
versions of Sphinx (Sphinx-2, -3, and -4), I use only Sphinx-2, as
it is the fastest. Even though it is not as accurate as Sphinx-3 or
Sphinx-4, it runs in real time, and therefore works well with live
Some of the products that appear on this site are from companies from which QuinStreet receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site including, for example, the order in which they appear. QuinStreet does not include all companies or all types of products available in the marketplace.