Dragon Naturally Speaking

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Version 8

Application Details:

Version: 8
License: Retail
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.21

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

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What works

Dictation works well in the supplied DragonPad.

Training works, saving training data works.

Adjusting the microphone volume works through alsamixer.

Select-and-say works within DragonPad. "Correct that," other commands also seem to work.

What does not

The program looks a bit quirky. During training, the visual representation doesn't quite keep up with the dictation, yet the training works flawlessly.

The "acoustic optimizer" does not work.


What was not tested

Only DNS8 Preferred was tested.
Not tested: Standard, Professional, Medical, Legal.
Directions MAY also work on DNS version 7.3, but that was not tested.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

(1) Copy the contents of your DNS8 disks to a "DNS8" folder in your home folder. (2) Remove previous WINE configurations ------------------------- sudo rm -rf ~/.wine ------------------------- (3) Download and run Winetricks, install fake internet explorer ------------------------- wget sh winetricks fakeie6 ------------------------- YOU ARE NOW READY TO INSTALL DNS8 ------------------------- cd DNS8 wine setup -------------------------

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 24 20141.7.21Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 7.04 "Feisty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 12 20081.0-rc1Yes Yes SilverSusan Cragin 
ShowUbuntu 7.04 "Feisty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 08 20070.9.48.Yes Yes SilverSusan Cragin 
CurrentUbuntu 7.04 "Feisty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 10 20070.9.46.Yes Yes SilverSusan Cragin 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

Mike setup

There are more complete installation and setup notes on the version 7 entry, many of which will also apply to v10 though expect some differences due to changes in WINE as well as DNS. 

 This should however be a useful reference.