Wine is free and open source application for Unix / Linux based Operating Systems which allows us to run applications written for Microsoft Windows. WINE is an acronym for WINdows Emulator. WINE also provides a software library, Winelib, which developers can use to compile Windows applications to port them to Unix / Linux based systems.
In this tutorial, I will show you how to install Wine in Ubuntu using both methods 1. Using Terminal and 2. Manual Installation. Following method is successfully tested on Ubuntu 11.10.
Installing using Terminal:
- Start by adding repository for Wine (
ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa) to your Software Sources using following command.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
- Now get updates for this repository’s packages using following command.
sudo apt-get update
- Now install the Wine using the following command.
sudo apt-get install wine1.3
It will install Wine1.3, If you want to install other version just replace
- Open Software Sources by searching the same in Dash Home in Ubuntu 11.10 or by navigating to Applications->Ubuntu Software Center and then selecting Edit->Software Sources in lower versions of Ubuntu.
- In Software Sources dialogue box, click on the Other Software tab and then click on Add button. Then copy and paste following line in the dialogue box opened and click on Add Source to add Wine repository.
- Now open following link in your browser. It will open up Ubuntu Software Center. Follow the instructions given to install Wine in your PC.
Replace version number with the one you want to install.
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