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Vista speech recognition

First I have read that Vista speech recogintion sucks. But the next day I read that the video which was circling around the internet was cut from a presentation in which a spokeman could then narrate the letter normaly in WordPad. Then I saw this video and I thought the speech recogintion must be really good I have to try this. So I started my second disk with Vista 64 Beta 2 on and started dictating and giving commands. SOme lines were really funny but overall recogition was really good and I am not a native english speaker. And I don’t like MS very much, but speech recogntition was really good. It is the only thing in Vista I was impressed. Because performance of the VIsta on at least my computer is very bad, it takes very long time to boot and, to start programs, I hope this is because it is Beta. Gentoo which is first OS on this computer boots very fast and is very responsive. And XGL works whitout glitches but Vista’s Aero is distorted sometimes, moving isn’t smooth, and I have Nvidia drivers on both systems. Maybe this is because Gentoo is 32 bit and Vista is 64 bit. Let’s wait for the final and what KDE 4 brings :).


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Vista Public beta 2

When I today read the rss feeds in my Akregator. I read that Microsoft has released Windows Vista Beta 2 to public. I am quite happy now with Gentoo and XGL, but you have to look what competitiors are doing. So I tried to download it. And the speed is awesome 10 kB/s if I am lucky. But my download speed is 800 kB/s so it seems that servers are really overloaded. The strange thing is that I can download faster Linux ISOs, from BT, because distributors know what BT is for, than Vista Beta from MS. Microsoft could at least provide md5sums that you could check if your ISO is undamaged. I hope speed will rise when slashdot effects will end.

UPDATE: Now it seems that load is lower because spide has risen to 300 kB/s.

UPDATE 2: It is finished now The biggest speed was 726 kB/s.

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