I've used Taxact/Wine for several years. So far this year is working very well. Both the Q&A and direct form entry works. I used the e-file feature successfully last year.
Taxact typically releases updates throughout the early part of tax season. You can update directly in the program without reinstalling.
What does not
When scrolling a form, the display can become garbled. Page down, rather than using the scroll wheel.
Application may hang on startup. I had to switch to console (ctrl-alt-F1), find the pid, and kill it. Able to enter by quickly (within a couple of seconds) clicking through the offer to upgrade to Deluxe, and possibly the offer to download and install the update.
What was not tested
Videos, Deluxe features
Installation steps: export WINEPREFIX=.wine_ta13 export WINEARCH=win32 winecfg winetricks ie6 wine ta13stdw.exe Installer will offer to run. Future runs from desktop icon.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Slackware64 14.1||Mar 22 2014||1.7.14||Yes||Yes||Gold||Edward W. Koenig|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie" x86_64||Feb 11 2014||1.6.2||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Jerry Quinn|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Feb 13 2014||1.6.1||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Gentoo Linux||Mar 08 2014||1.4.1||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Current||Linux Mint 16 "Petra"||Jan 23 2014||1.4.1||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|