15.1 Retail and trial version of Minitab. It works good but the installation is troublesome.

How to install:

  • Download DCOM98, set windows version in wine configuration to "Windows 98", then run DCOM98.exe
  • Download Minitab 14 japanese (trial) and install it. (Don't worry if you can't understand anything: when the License window appears click on " :::::::::(A) ", it probably means "accept")
  • Set windows version to "Windows XP"
  • Download Minitab 15.1 and install it.
  • Reboot linux
  • Run Minitab 14 and then close it
  • Now you can finally run Minitab 15
If you don't follow this procedure you won't be able to use graphs and control charts due to runtime errors (actually I don't know why).

Application Details:

Version: 15.1
License: Retail
Votes: 3
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.2-rc4

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Test Results

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What works

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)

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

using WineBottle BETA 1.1.44 ( + "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.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 22 20101.2-rc4Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 25 20101.2-rc1Yes Yes BronzeMitchell Velasquez 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 04 20091.1.22Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 
CurrentMac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"Nov 17 20101.0.1Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 22 20080.9.55.Yes Yes Goldmichele 

Known Bugs

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

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HowTo / Notes

Sometimes 3D graphs' windows will not close or minimize. If you want to minimize them go to window/minimize all; then you can restore only the worksheet and session window. If you want to forcibily close a 3D graph go to window/clos all graphs. This however will close every graph in Minitab.


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