Post: Dragon NaturallySpeaking Cliffnotes
Posted by Tom Hamilton on 3/04/08
There may be some DNS interest in this community so I
thought Iíd drop of this information to hopefully resolve
some of your questions. Lawyers are second only to Doctors
in regards to their usage of speech recognition. If
allowed I would very much like to stop by every now and
then and answer any other questions that come up on this
1. If youíre using Vista itís best to have 3-4 GB of RAM.
For an XP platform you will require 1 GB of RAM although 2
would be preferred.The software will run on less but wonít
be as effective.
NOTE: If you're looking at buying a new computer to use
with DNS I would consider looking at ASUS computers.
Regardless of what system you by, you want a Core2 Duo 2
GHz or better CPU speed, 2 GB of RAM an XP platform (3 GB
on Vista), 2 - 4 MB of L2 cache, a SATA hard drive of at
least 100 GB although you may be able get 160 for about the
same price. Your soundcard will be important so go with a
mid to high end Soundblaster.
2. If you are not using a Soundblaster card(or other high
end after market soundcard) donít depend on the integrated
soundcard in your computer as it is probably poorly
shielded. Get yourself an external soundcard (USB Pod) and
use a USB port on the back of your computer as opposed to
3. Here is a copy of the manual we wrote for version 9.
Itís designed as version 9.5 upgrade manual but if you are
a new user to DNS you can download a full copy manual at
KnowBrainer.com. KnowBrainer Manual
4. Here is a copy of the KnowBrainer Quick Tips which is
PDF help file for day to day troubleshooting that is
updated all the time from questions answered on our forum.
5. Here is a copy of our DNS 9 Review. I think youíll find
it pretty thorough.
6. For research feel free to use the KnowBrainer Speech
Recognition Forum as it is by far the largest and most
active of its kind. http://www.knowbrainer.com/PubForum/
7. I know there are quite a few users of NaturallySpeaking
version 9 who donít know about the Free upgrade to 9.5.
Then there are some that do but donít have time to find a
path to it and worry about difficulty installing it. You
should always use the most updated software especially when
itís free. Version 9.5 consolidates the code between
version 9 and 9.1 and contains a few minor tweaks. The
main purpose for the upgrade is for Vista compatibility.
Here is your path and instructions - DNS 9.5 Update Guide
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- Dragon NaturallySpeaking Cliffnotes, 3/04/08, by Tom Hamilton.