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No Dragon Naturally Speaking (for now)

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The announcement caused disappointment among users in the Mac world who had been waiting for Naturally Speaking since last May when, during the keynote at the Jobs developer conference and Dragon CEO Janet Baker, they had announced that the world's leading recognition package of the voice, it would also have been ported to the Macintosh. Dragon, which successfully markets Naturally Speaking also in Italy, has built its fortune on the flexibility of the package, produced in numerous versions. Since May last year little more had been known about porting. There was only one mention of it in the Las Vegas Comdex. Then Dragon presented a beta version of the program that seemed to work fairly well. But an engineer present announces that the developers were confronted with unexpected problems, particularly in the management of substantially different memory between the Win world and the Mac world. Perhaps these problems turned out to be so serious as to lead to the cancellation of the project. Fortunately, the world Mac is not likely to remain without voice recognition applications. Since last May, in fact, IBM has presented its ViaVoice of which the localization in various languages ​​is in progress and a new company, called MacSpeech, presented during the New York Expo last year, a new program that should be released in the next weeks.