Any recommendations for a good, free dictation software for Ubuntu, and Linux in general?


IMO the best open source option is pocket sphinx. It is in the repositories




Unfortunately the commercial options are better in that the have larger and more specialized dictionaries and more features.

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  • I cannot figure out how to install this. – missingfaktor Sep 28 '12 at 6:14
  • should be sudo apt-get install pocketshinx-utils – Panther Sep 28 '12 at 21:08
  • I did that already but I cannot find any new installed app in the menu. – missingfaktor Sep 29 '12 at 6:02
  • IOW, how do I launch the app? – missingfaktor Sep 29 '12 at 6:04
  • I believe it is a command line tool. – Panther Sep 30 '12 at 4:58

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