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.
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.