15.1 Retail and trial version of Minitab. It works good but the installation is troublesome.
How to install:
Everything, except Capability Analysis! Normally, other test has reported partial functionality (i.e. no graphs, no control charts, no Quality Tools). In this test, I could say 97% run fine. Installation went first with "Internet Explorer" and then with "Minitab 15". Minitab ask a License Mode, I choose "30-day Trial". I have not tested my license yet, wich is enterprise license which should go through the network looking for it at the internal server. In detail, it works fine: All STAT menu except Capability Analysis (Normal, Between/Within and Non-Normal), it also works GRAPH menu and its options with no exception, just some warnings (see below); CALC menu and its options, FILE menu and its options. Help files worked fine and I could see everything here. Also, the Internet Explorer worked the first time that it open automatically and I could navigate with no problem. Haven't tried to open it again.
What does not
Basically, 2 things doesnt work, and a third one work but with some warnings 1) Capability Analysis, under QUALITY TOOLS option, under STAT menu. 2) I couldnt paste data copied from Excel. This is very normal action, but didn't work. However, Data can bet retrieved from File menu, Open Worksheet as "Excel Worksheet - xls, xlsx". 3) some graphs and tests run well but with some warnings like "Declarations Line 85 - Variable is Undifined INTERVAL_NONE" and "object: the view, Event: EventInitialize, Line 10. Variable is undifined: CTYPE_ROW_:COUNT". But as I said, it shows the graph or result with no problem. I recommend you comparing these results with Minitab over Windows OS results.
What was not tested
some unusual functions that are not used in Six Sigma (6Sigma)
using WineBottle BETA 1.1.44 (http://winebottler.kronenberg.org) + "ie6" Winetricks, both at the moment of "Create Custom Prefix", using "new prefix" as template prefix. As a variant, I know there are more than one Minitab 15: one that its purpose is trial, another one that is for those one who already owns a serial license, and others who access a license over network. This test was made in a Minitab for those who have serial license, 126MB size on disk.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 22 2010||1.2-rc4||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||May 25 2010||1.2-rc1||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Mitchell Velasquez|
|Show||Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 04 2009||1.1.22||Yes||No||Garbage||an anonymous user|
|Current||Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"||Nov 17 2010||1.0.1||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Feb 22 2008||0.9.55.||Yes||Yes||Gold||michele|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|8131||MiniTab fails to load due to not being able to load its own DLL||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|15249||MINITAB 15 standard demo installer fails during installation||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|18786||Minitab doesn't run anymore||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|22886||Minitab 15 is unable to create statistic graphics||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|