NatSpeak 11.5 installs pretty much flawlessly into a Windows 8 wineprefix. It's core function, which is converting dictated words into text, works very well when using wine's Notepad or Dragon's DragonPad.
It crashes a couple of times during speech training, but can be re-started.
What does not
See the crashes above. Also, the program has lots of little tweaks, not all of which have been tested. (Many of them appear to work.) These tweaks are not essential to core function.
Dictation does not work outside the wine environment, nor should it.
What was not tested
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Ubuntu 13.10 "Saucy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Dec 03 2013||1.7.4||Yes||Yes||Silver||Susan Cragin|
|Show||Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 18 2012||1.4||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Niko Große-Heilmann|
|Show||Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 03 2011||1.3.23||No||Not installable||Garbage||Susan Cragin|