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. But had some issues with the installer and internet upgrade crashing. restarting fixed the problem. Headset is a little flaky. I have to set it up every time I start the application and when entering a lesson from the main screen. Otherwise the mic doesn't work. This may be a Wine, RosettaStone or Linux issue. It took me sometime to make the headset work in Linux alone.
What does not
Some of the help topics don't pull up. There are some installer and upgrade issues. Program crashed first time after installing and after upgrading. It runs fine now.
What was not tested
Unistalling a language, and some of the language lessons.
I would give this a Gold Plus. or Platinum minus. This was not a full clean test. as I already installed this once and already applied some fixes. They were: Windows files were not visible or readable without disabling RockRidge extensions. Installation only works if msXML4 is installed (sh winetricks msxml4). Installation crashes in a few places, but restarting the application allows installation and running to complete.
|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|