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Linux, Ubuntu
There are so many webapplications which are working online. Online Applications include Twitter’s TweetDeck, Whatsapp Web, WeChat Web and Telegram Web. Hence, these applications provide you Web interface of the Mobile Applications. Ubuntu provides you the power to turn these Online WebApplications to Ubuntu Applications.

How to turn WebApplications to Ubuntu Applications

Ubuntu provides the WebApp container to run any URL through terminal. It runs a proper session and store cookies. I’ll tell you how to use WebApp Container. Open Terminal by pressing ctrl+alt+T or by ubuntu dash. Run the following command in terminal: webbrowser-app [url] –fullscreen In the above command,
  • webbrowser-app is webapp container.
  • [url] is the Website Address. Like ‘web.whatsapp.com’,’https://facebook.com’
  • –fullscreen is parameter to run the application in fullscreen mode.
When you’ll run the following command, webbrowser-app will be open in fullscreen mode. Whatever the url passed, site will be displayed on screen. You can make the shortcut file. And run webbrowser-app by just clicking the icon like other applications. Follow up the process to create shortcut file. In the Shortcut file information, replace the above mentioned command in ‘Exec’ parameter. Entry will be shown in unity dash. You can run the WebApplication directly from unity dash.
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Linux, Ubuntu
Wine is an application that runs Windows Applications on Linux. Wine is under development, therefore every Application will be working perfectly through wine but there are many that are functioning properly. Linux is an awesome Operation System but it lacks software catalog. And most of the times, you’ll not find compatible version of different software for Linux. Wine provides a platform to run Windows Applications on Linux. This guide will tell you, how to install wine on ubuntu. Wine Team announced stable version of Wine 1.8 and also provided the packages for multiple version of Ubuntu. You can download and install wine 1.8 by adding official repository of Wine Team.

Install Wine on Ubuntu

Open Terminal by pressing CLT+Alt+T or you can open it by dash. In terminal, Copy and paste following PPA Command and Press Enter: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa

If it prompts, Type your password and Press Enter. Password will not display activity, so keep typing your password with words in mind.

install Wine on ubuntu

 

When key is added in the repository list, update the package cache by using following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating the cache, install wine 1.8 by copying and pasting following command to terminal and press Enter.

sudo apt-get install wine1.8 winetricks

Wine packages will be installed. Open winetricks from the unity bash and install the windows components as required. 

For 64-bit OS version, enable the 32-bit architecture:

sudo dpkg –add-architecture i386

 

Now you can download and run any Windows application in ‘Wine Program Loader’. As it is under development on daily basis, many applications may not work. But still it provides large number of applications to run on Ubuntu.    
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