Re: What the feculent pile of...
Mainly comes down to her preference of scrivener as a word processor, and media player stuff for some of the dictation.
It seems it can be done unofficially with WINE but I admit not wanting to support a pile of jenga blocks like that when I don't have to.
My normal go-to of a VM is out, because of lack of space.
I must admit, I rarely use linux anymore myself. I got tied TIGHT into Windows 7 by virtue of the day job in automation and controls, the side business requiring CAD/CAM packages, the automotive/powersports software packages for my toys, and gaming seemingly being windows or nothing now.
That's going to have to change once 7 goes full EOL though.