Nuance have just announced a new major release for its Windows based voice recognition software, Dragon NatutrallySpeaking. Currently shipping as version 10.0 an upgrade is now available to take Dragon upto version 10.1, this is a free update for current version 10.0 licence holders.
The upgrade to version 10.1 is currently only available for Dragon NaturallySpeaking Standard and Preferred versions. The update for Professional users is planned for Early April 2009.
Be warned people, the upgrade is a monster download. Weighing in at 1.37Gb for Preferred users and 1.22Gb for Standard. So you might want to go grab a three course meal out somewhere nice while it is downloading.
The big news in this release is that Dragon NaturallySpeaking v10.1 supports 64bit Windows Vista system.
Other inclusions in this release add support for IE8 and Firefox 3. Also included is enhanced documentation, including a “Commands Quick Reference” sheet, updates to the install guide and the users guide as well as more updates to the help files and tutorials.
This upgrade is not to be confused with the Service Pack SP1 out earlier this year, which primarily focused on documentation updates and bug fixes.
The upgrade can be downloaded from here:
You will need you licence key ready, if you can find it just run up Dragon and click on Help, your licence key is displayed in the splash screen.