Todd Gardner wrote:
> I need to use the voice dictation software Dragon NaturallySpeaking
> for Windows 2000.  I have not yet found a reasonable Linux
> alternative.

Heh. Pre-emptively fending off the "switch to Linux!" calls. I like it.

> I need to create and display "real-time" 2D line plots from within my
> Ruby application.

Although I haven't used it with Windows, I'm assured that the Simple 
Directmedia Layer (SDL) is quite portable, and its Ruby bindings in the 
form of RUDL are very good.

Tim.

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