Re: To be M$ free....
On Wed, 2007-03-28 at 16:18 -0500, John Hasler wrote:
> Joe writes:
> > As of about a year ago, extremely poor. I was looking for scriptable OCR,
> > and couldn't find anything Open Source that was even barely usable with
> > large, clear characters. While personal OCR on Windows was a reasonable
> > price, once it was scriptable the price increased by more than an order
> > of magnitude per user.
> > Mass corporate and government document processing, no real small-scale
> > use, so silly prices and no OS stuff.
> Might there be patent problems?
Same thing with the Voice Recognition. And most of the VR companies were
bought by a single other company to not be named, and it isn't IBM.
These were the ones that allowed the "encumbered" part to be downloaded
and used for non-commercial or educational purposes.
I'll bet you can't guess what other company's name?
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Active Directory in much the same way that the Saturn V is a competitive
product to those dinky little model rockets that kids light off down at
the playfield. -- Thane Walkup