Dictation and DragonPad, no other application.
What does not
Microsoft Word 2010 has no Dragon Plug-In, which is not surprising. The sidebar causes always crashes, but even on Win7 I never used it, so this is no problem for me.
What was not tested
Take care to change the options.ini as described here. When installing the Version 12.0 I had to insert my Dragon 11 CD to validate the program. It was not easy to find the mount point. You just have to try the letters that you get from the dialog until the "OK" button appears.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 21 2016||1.9.12||Yes||No||Garbage||an anonymous user|
|Show||Fedora 23 x86_64||Jan 25 2016||1.9.1||Yes||Yes||Bronze||NSLW|
|Current||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 07 2015||1.7.44||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Apr 08 2015||1.7.38||Yes||Yes||Gold||Wayno|
|Show||Ubuntu 13.10 "Saucy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 20 2013||1.7.4||Yes||Yes||Silver||Susan Cragin|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|32632||Dragon Naturally Speaking 12 does not load with timeout error||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|33079||Dragon Naturally Speaking 12 crahses while drawing html||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|35008||Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12.0 fails to run, complains about 'Can't Find Speech.dll' (SAPI 4.x)||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
For all installations, it's a good idea to set the Windows version to Windows 8.
Set winetricks fontfix.
For 64-bit users:
Currently NatSpeak installs flawlessly in wine-1.7.4 and runs in any wine version up to wine-1.7.7. It installs flawlessly in 1.7.7 but then does not run. ??
As of wine 3.6(staging), and possibly earlier, NatSpeak 12.5 installs and runs under a 64-bit wineprefix.
I installed it on 28-Apr-2018 and the only special concession I made to the wineprefix was to uninstall mono. Installing dotnet 40 with winetricks also works. Both optiions tell the program that an inadequate version of net is installed, and prompt the program to install its own.
After the installation, it says you have to reboot. I kill wineserver at the terminal and then start the installation process over. It does, bypassing the net installation.
All in all, NatSpeak works wonderfully now, and version 12.5 is very accurate and the latest low-end (and cheap) version to work well.