With great anticipation, the new version of Dragon NaturallySpeaking has been released. It’s not a 64-bit application, but it’ll install- and that’s what’s important.
Nuance is going to allow you to download the MSI installer for free, but if you want a DVD with the installer, you pay $10. So download the file and burn it your self.
English Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10.1 Preferred
English Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10.1 Standard
English Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10.1 Professional
Planned for Early-April
English Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10.1 Legal
Planned for End-April
English Dragon Medical 10.1
Planned for Mid-May
Dragon 10.1 will operate as a 32-bit application on Vista 64. The main benefits of this release include the ability to run on Vista 64 systems, and the ability to take advantage of larger amounts of memory that can be supported on Vista 64.
Professional 10.1 is a couple weeks behind Standard and Preferred. The English version of Professional is complete and should be available as a download for existing Dragon 10 users within the next week.
If you have Dragon 9.5, you will need to purchase an upgrade to version 10, If you purchase that upgrade now, you will get version 10.1 shipped to you.
Dragon Medical 10.1 should be shipping in the May/June timeframe.
The new version installs fine, it’s not hindered in any way by the VB installer that plagued so many users from the initial release. It’s performance is better, the program obviously uses more memory. In my testing the ‘natspeak.exe’ was holding anywhere from 300-400mb of memory on my 64-bit system.
It worked in everything I could try, dictation wise, and basic editing was fine. Here’s a command sheet from Nuance..
One thing they haven’t done, is make it easier to set a default user and ‘auto-load’ that user. They still make you do this by command line. The average user doesn’t want to deal with command line parameters. It should be a check box to auto load this profile, but alas, maybe the next version.
It’s been fun trying to help those who couldn’t get it, but your wait is over.
Thanks for Reading!