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Topic Title: Dragon on ARM?
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Created On: 06/23/2020 09:15 PM
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 Dragon on ARM?   - cmhjg2016 - 06/23/2020 09:15 PM  
 Dragon on ARM?   - Lunis Orcutt - 06/23/2020 10:33 PM  
 Dragon on ARM?   - Mav - 06/24/2020 05:09 AM  
 Dragon on ARM?   - jzents - 04/24/2022 05:40 PM  
 Dragon on ARM?   - tomdbl - 04/25/2022 06:13 AM  
 Dragon on ARM?   - andyadler - 05/25/2022 04:39 PM  
 Dragon on ARM?   - dilligence - 05/27/2022 11:02 AM  
 Dragon on ARM?   - wristofdoom - 06/24/2022 10:20 PM  
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cmhjg2016
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Dragon has always been a 32-bit Intel app since I started using it extensively on v9 (2009.) Has it ever been an ARM app? Reason I ask is my unique setup where I'm running DPI in Parallels on my Mac, that'll change when Apple transitions from Intel chips to ARM eventually.



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 06/23/2020 10:33 PM
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Dragon has been 32-bit sense 1997 but may be 64-bit in the next release. 


If our understanding is correct, the ARM architecture should not make any difference as long as the Windows OS can be used on a Mac via the Windows OS through Boot Camp or a virtual desktop like Parallels.



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 06/24/2020 05:09 AM
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If you're running Dragon on your Mac, you're actually running Dragon on Windows running on your Mac via Parallels.

The virtualization Parallels offers has been quite straightforward because OSX and Windows both run on x86 hardware. There have been "Windows on ARM" versions (targeted at cheap tablets), but they never took off. Besides, all applications for this version would have to be compiled for ARM and Nuance doesn't offer such a version (and I strongly doubt they ever will).

As long as Parallels will be able to make the transition from x86 to ARM (I read that there's supposed to be an x86 emulator for the ARM processors) you should be able to continue using the regular x86 version of Dragon running on a regular x86 Windows.

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I am curious if you have tried to running Dragon in Parallels on an M1 MAC. I read conflicting things about it.



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Jeffrey, there are several threads on this. Here is one:

https://www.knowbrainer.com/forums/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=4&threadid=36135&enterthread=y

I am using MacBook Pro with M1 Max chip, 64Gb RAM, Monterey 12.3.1,

Parallels 17.1.2 and Windows 11 Pro build 22581.200 

It works just fine. Of course (as always) you can't control mac apps with dragon, but for mac users like me it's OK. Parallels gives excellent functionality between the two OS's, which suits what I need a VM for, which is only Dragon and a specialist accounting app that is not available in mac.

There's no in-house enthusiasm here for Mac VMs and Dragon. I have been running PC Dragon on my macs since 2008. I had a few minor issues in the early days, none for years.



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I'm also running Dragon 15 on a Mac via Parallels (Win 10 ARM) via an M1 MacBook Air with 16GB total RAM. No issues.
 05/27/2022 11:02 AM
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I'm looking for a (somewhat computer savvy) Mac user to help me convert some of my legacy SP Dictation Box/Auto Box versions to Mac format (so without using Parallels). 

 

I've done some digging and from what I understand it should be relatively easy using the following tool (which will only run on Mac, I don't have a Mac  ):

 

https://winebottler.kronenberg.org/

 

I am particularly interested in this section halfway on the page:

 

"WineBottler can pack your .exe into an Mac .app ...

Double-click your .exe or .msi and convert it into an app with WineBottler. You can run the generated app like every other program on your Mac. For advanced users, WineBottler gives you a selection of options: install special dependencies and even turn your .exe into a self-contained app - that is an app, that contains everything to run it... even on other Macs. Porting to OS X never was easier.

Find out more - have a look at the Documentation"

 

If anybody is interested in helping me, kindly let me know: 

 

speechproductivity@gmail.com

 

In the meantime you could check out the following:

 

Download (choose the stable version):

https://winebottler.kronenberg.org/downloads

 

Good & simple video tutorial:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOrf_fC912o

 

Thanks,

Rob 



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Originally posted by: andyadler I'm also running Dragon 15 on a Mac via Parallels (Win 10 ARM) via an M1 MacBook Air with 16GB total RAM. No issues.

 

Which version of parallels are you using? Is the cheapest 'Standard Edition' capped at 8gb ram / 4 cpus good enough for Dragon?

 

I'm looking at the options/pricing here: https://www.parallels.com/products/desktop/buy/?full



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