My Evaluation of Dragon Naturally Speaking 11

The REAL MINIMUM system requirements

  • 2.3 GHz processor with at LEAST 2 cores
  • 4 Gigabyte DDRII ram
  • 7200 RPM drive with at LEAST 16MB cache
  • Windows XP with SP3 OR Windows Live

Meaning, it won’t run on your netbook, and will likely run like a dog on your laptop unless its a desktop replacement.

Nifty notes of interest

It knows about common applications and has a subset of commands for each of them. For example, in Word it knows things like increase font size, heading, title. Trying to actually use it for anything other than editing has been pretty rough and not convenient at all. IE, trying to navigate to a website and scroll through the pages is clumsy and laborious.

Following this heading, its all Dragon ….

from here on out I will be using Dragon to edit the rest of this page. I currently have it in normal mode which allows me to use the commands like “open quote”. Any errors that you might see are either caused by my inability to speak clearly, or dragons inability to understand me.

And now … The Gettysburg address by Abraham Lincoln

four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate — we cannot concentrate — we cannot hallow — this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion space–that we here highly resolve that these dead cannot have died in vain–that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom space–and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

🙂    (That was with the command “smilely face”)

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