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Application Details:

Version: 2012
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.5.29

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Install runs, seems to install fully.

What does not

NONE of the buttons work.  For example, if you click on a "Continue" button to proceed through filling out a return, all thta happens is it redraws the current screen, and never goes anywhere.  And since you can't navigate through the entry screens, you can do absolutely ***NOTHING*** with the application.

With some fiddling (such as installing MSIE6) you can get it to start navigating, but then the text in the form is *SO* scrambled/corrupted, you have absolutely no chance of reading it.

Strange thing is: last year I was able to run TaxAct 2011 on Wine/CXO, and this year it  fails in the same way TA 2012 does.  So either something has severely regressed in Wine, or TA does not run on 64-bit Linux (which I didn't have last year).


What was not tested

anything involved in filling out a return, since you cannot navigate through the applicatoin.

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Additional Comments

While the programme installs and starts up correctly, the fact that you cannot navigate through it, and cannot complete a return in it, means it cannot fulfill it's function *at all*. Therefore, if it's can't be used for it's purpose, it's garbage. When communicating with 2nd Story Software about it, they effectively said "yes, we know it doesn't work, and we don't care".

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentLinux Mint 14 "Nadia" x86_64May 13 20131.5.29Yes No GarbageJames E. LaBarre 
ShowUbuntu 12.10 "Quantal" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 14 20131.5.23No, but has workaround Yes BronzeDon Pobanz 
ShowPuppy Linux 5.xFeb 26 20131.5.19Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 04 20131.4Yes Yes SilverIan Turner 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 6.x "Squeeze" x86_64Feb 23 20131.0.1Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
11099 TaxAct 2012 custom checkbox not displayed REOPENED View
33003 running TaxAct 2012 leads to bunches of popup windows UNCONFIRMED View

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