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Old 02-21-2007, 02:37 AM   #1
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Question mac speech on linux?


I was just wondering if there was a linux distro or add-on that would allow you to have the mac speech like in OS X. (mainly the wierd voices like whisper and the robot sounding ones)

Also is there a distro that includes a OS X style dock?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 02-21-2007, 03:07 AM   #2
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OSx-style Dock:
avant window navigator

But have a look at SuperKaramba and things of such ilk. In the open source world, if you are after a close-source functionality, you are usually being too limiting.

Mac Speech:
There are lots of speech stuff in OSS/FS. You'll have to outline the actual functionality involved. If you want to know if you can use the exact speech sounds included in mac - read the license that comes with them. If it ain't compatible, then any alternative will sound different.

Of course, you could look at:
http://linuxrevolution.blogspot.com/...-on-linux.html
http://darwine.opendarwin.org/

Last edited by Simon Bridge; 02-21-2007 at 03:13 AM.
 
Old 02-21-2007, 08:57 AM   #3
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Try Kibadock for OSX-style dock.

Do this in terminal
Code:
 cvs -d:pserver:anonymous@metascape.afraid.org:/cvsroot co kiba-dock
It gets downloaded in your home folder. Then in terminal

cd kiba-dock
./autogen.sh
make
make install-schemas
sudo make install

Last edited by Hitboxx; 02-21-2007 at 09:15 AM.
 
  


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