Glad you decided to check out Speakup for yourself. Currently, there are several methods for obtaining Speakup for 2.6.26 and later kernels. Speakup from Git Latest Stable Version

If you are of the brave sort, you may checkout the latest source tree directly from Git. In order to do this, you will first need to install Git. Once you have it successfully installed, cd to the directory where you keep your source trees i.e., /usr/local/src and type the following:
git clone
Git will then proceed to create a directory called Speakup, and populate it with the various commits which comprise the current Speakup tree. Once you have done this, consult the README and or INSTALL files to determine how to get Speakup properly installed and working. Also, you will want to execute the command
git pull
regularly, in order to keep your copy of the source synchronized with the master repository.

The latest stable version of Speakup is 3.1.6, and you may download it by following this link.

If you are using Fedora, there is currently an actively maintained version that already has Speakup within. To check it out, please visit the site.

The below links are kept here for historical reasons; despite this, some of them are still actively maintained.


- Ron Bessems modifications to the windows version of speak freely to merge incoming audio streams. This file was compiled by John Covici. To install it you need to install the standard windows version of speak freely first and then drop this file into the created directory.

- For you wishing to get on the speakup reflector to obtain help while installing GNU/Linux with speakup, here is a set of Jaws For Windows scripts to make speak freely for windows easier to use. These scripts were provided by Nelson Reiser.


- This is a bash script you can easily edit to help get connected to the speakup reflector under GNU/Linux with speakup. You need to have speak freely installed before this will be useful.

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