As of wine 1.3.23, Dragon Naturally Speaking 11.0 installs and runs very well.
Sometimes it hangs up when setting up a new user, but just close and re-open.
This is important because NatSpeak 11.5 does NOT install and run well, so users should get 11.0 if they want to upgrade.
(FYI 11.5 needs dotnet 3.5 with SP1. So wine would have to run both of those things well before this version will work. Right now it runs 3.5 imperfectly, and SP1 does not install.)
What does not
as with eartlier versions, NatSpeak will dictate only into programs running under wine. So for right now the best options are the included DragonPad, wine's Notepad, or Notepad2.
Correction and other features work better with DragonPad and Notepad.
Some of the features features do not work. This product gets a good rating only because its core function ... recognizing lots of text fast ... works well.
What was not tested
Training, many of the optional functions, optimization, most of the drop-down menus.
use the new winetricks. winetricks gecko gdiplus fontfix fontsmooth-gray That should be all you need. There are problems with pulseaudio, and two known work-arounds. One uses padsp. The other is to stop pulseaudio altogether by disabling in system / startup applications, and then editing /etc/pulse/client.conf to uncomment and change autospawn=yes to no.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 13.10 "Saucy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Dec 03 2013||1.7.4||Yes||Yes||Silver||Susan Cragin|
|Show||Linux Mint 12 "Lisa"||Aug 28 2012||1.5.10||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 16 2012||1.5.8||No||Not installable||Garbage||Susan Cragin|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Dec 19 2012||1.4||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Linux Mint 11 "Katya" x86_64||Dec 14 2011||1.3.34||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|