Rosetta Stone is interactive language learning software that teaches a new language by immersion, rather than translation and memorization drills.
As a child, you learned to speak instinctively by experiencing the world around you. Our solution recreates this experience through a fully immersive environment right on your computer.
Weâ€™ve eliminated the traditional approach of using translation and grammar rules, empowering you to think in your new language. There are no flash cards, dictionaries or memorization drills.
By surrounding you with words, images and the voices of native speakers, our method lets you progress naturally from words and phrases to sentences and conversations.
Everything works. More or less.
What does not
Some of the help links do not open. Finally got a headset to work, but it is a little buggy, a Logitech Clear Chat (0xa0c). In order to get the microphone to work it has to be set up every time and every time you enter a lesson from the main screen. This may be a Linux, wine or RosettaStone issue. But once you get it working it continues to work until you close the lesson(s). Other than the install issues I had from the previous postingm I've had no problems. I haven't run through the entire language course, but have run every tyupe of lesson.
What was not tested
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Sep 25 2014||1.7.27||Yes||Yes||Gold||Sinan Ozan|
|Show||Ubuntu 13.10 "Saucy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Dec 02 2013||1.6||Yes||Yes||Silver||Ovidiu-Florin Bogdan|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Oct 01 2012||1.5.14||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Manuel|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Aug 21 2012||1.5.11||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 12 2014||1.4.1||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Alec O'Farrell|