So, in spite of the bad reviews I decided to go ahead and purchase Dragon Naturally Speaking. Yes, it does make mistakes.And yes, I am still learning all the different commands. However, it was very easy to set up and get going. I have managed to complete several reports more speedily than typing manually. The trick is to get every sentence clear in your head first and make sure you do all the tests at the beginning. I even managed to add quite a few foreign names to the vocabulary and after a while it picked them out without any problems at all. So for me, so far so good. I ordered a separate microphone, but have found so far that the one supplied has worked fine. And yes, I am dictating this review!