Finale 2007 and the 2007a update both installed without trouble.
Interesting article http://www.habibbijan.com/articles/run-finale-2007-on-linux-with-wine/
TemplatesWizard Creation Simple Note EntryPlaybackLoading/SavingLoading files made by previous versionsText entryentering articulation and other information
What does not
When saving files, you have to add the extension to the name to get it to save in any other format than .mus (the dropdown menu of formats is blank) The Greeter graphic crashes and remains on screen until you close the wizard.Fonts do not display correctly; to remedy this, I had to download the font package from the Finale website, which gives you the same fonts that are installed but with the .ttf extension.Playback occassionally skips or lags, but even when playing pieces that use every midi channel, it is fairly smooth and accurate.When stopping playback mid-piece, the last measure may continue to playback, repeating a few times.
What was not tested
Speedy Note Entry or Hyperscribe entryInput from a sequencer/keyboard
Finale is adequate, and assuming entry from a sequencer/keyboard is possible, even a serious composer would feel satisfied running the software on Linux.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 4.x "Etch" x86_64||Dec 12 2007||0.9.49.||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Gentoo Linux||Jul 12 2007||0.9.40.||Yes||Yes||Gold||Gokalp|
|Current||Ubuntu 6.10 "Edgy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 01 2007||0.9.28.||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||openSUSE 10.2||Dec 26 2006||0.9.24.||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|