This is the "home" or basic version of NatSpeak.
Download from website and installation runs flawlessly on my 64-bit system. The first run requires user set-up, and there are a couple of pop-up boxes that make the program crash. Just re-start the program and continue.
What you get is great speech recognition into either the included DragonPad or wine's Notepad. Some users have had good luck dictating into other programs under wine also.
What does not
All functions outside the wine environment. (Neither does it communicate with other concurrent operating systems when run natively under Windows, so this is not a "doesn't work, it is correct functionality).
What was not tested
The program contains many small tweaks that are not critical to its core function. Not all have been tested.
The download program comes in a single EXE that is, I believe, supposed to distinguish between 32-bit systems and 64-bit systems. Right now it installs in a 32-bit version.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 9.x "Stretch" x86_64||Oct 12 2018||3.0.2||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||Susan Cragin|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||May 23 2014||1.7.19||Yes||Yes||Silver||Susan Cragin|
|Show||Linux Mint 17 "Qiana" x86_64||Jul 29 2014||1.6.2||Yes||No||Garbage||Jay Starkman|
|Current||Ubuntu 13.10 "Saucy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 20 2013||1.7.4||Yes||Yes||Silver||Susan Cragin|
|Show||Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Apr 12 2013||1.5.27||Yes||Yes||Silver||Susan Cragin|
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.
Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12.5 is actually not obsolete, since many people still use it, and it was the last Dragon Naturally Speaking to run well on wine.
Versions 13 and 15, both newer, cannot be installed.
12.5 can be installed. However, it no longer runs. A bug crops up after you have created a user profile, and before you first use it.
So there is no working version of Dragon Naturally Speaking right now.
I last tested 12.5 with wine-4.3 (Staging) and it does not run.