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Wine - run Windows applications on Linux


Wine - run Windows applications on Linux.

Wine (originally an acronym for "Wine Is Not an Emulator") is a compatibility layer capable of running Windows applications on several POSIX-compliant operating systems, such as Linux, Mac OSX, & BSD. Instead of simulating internal Windows logic like a virtual machine or emulator, Wine translates Windows API calls into POSIX calls on-the-fly, eliminating the performance and memory penalties of other methods and allowing you to cleanly integrate Windows applications into your desktop.

Wine provides binary compatibility, support for graphics, sound, as well as support for modems, networks, scanners, keyboards, and other devices. Very often users have the need to use win apps and games in Linux. Therefore, Wine is very popular and in demand.
Although personally, I use a paid program called CrossOver. There is also a free program, based on Wine - Playonlinux and Vineyard.

Installation stable version into Linux Mint:

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wine winetricks

Winetricks has a simple GUI. To run it enter:

winetricks --gui

Installation latest version into Linux Mint:

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wine/wine-builds
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install --install-recommends winehq-devel
sudo apt-get install winetricks

Wine - run Windows applications on Linux

You will be prompted to download and install Wine Gecko and Wine Mono. Agree and wait for the process to finish. Now you can install Windows programs, utilities, and games.

Good Luck!!!

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Edited by: Shekin - 27-12-2016, 04:44

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cyberbob 17 February 2016 11:01
Hi Sir,
I followed your guide and I have installed latest WINE with success, in MINT 17.3 MATE 64Bit all update done!

BUT there in no menu entry with WINE name.
If I install the "old" Wine with the official repo, the WINE Menu voices are added and with all the sub-voices in the menu...
Unistall Wine, install WINW HQ, the WINE Menu disappear, but the progran via terminal works properly!!!
Any solution????
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Shekin 17 February 2016 13:20
Yes you are right, try to do as on my screenshot
x64 Linux Mint 18.3 cinnamon
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cyberbob 17 February 2016 13:48
the link
is for RUFUS via WINE!!!!???
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Shekin 17 February 2016 14:21
I just showed how to run exe files via wine. Rufus is just an example to show you.
x64 Linux Mint 18.3 cinnamon
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Fred Kilpela
Fred Kilpela 6 October 2016 17:14
Package configuration

┌─────────────────┤ Configuring ttf-mscorefonts-installer ├─────────────────┐
│ │
│ this EULA, you may not use the SOFTWARE PRODUCT.

│ laws and international copyright treaties, as well as other intellectual
│ property laws and treaties. The SOFTWARE PRODUCT is licensed, not sold.

│ 1. GRANT OF LICENSE. This EULA grants you the following rights:

│ • Installation and Use. You may install and use an unlimited number
│ of copies of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT.
│ • Reproduction and Distribution. You may reproduce and distribute
│ an unlimited number of copies of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT; provided
│ that each copy shall be a true and complete copy, including all
│ copyright and trademark notices, and shall be accompanied by a

│ <Ok>
│ │
└───────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┘ Following the instructions for the install of latest version of wine. Using the commands found on this page I get to this point and no further as I don't know how to accept the EULA in terminal. I have gone on other websites and found out how to become su as I needed to run sudo dpkg --configure -a to get beyond the hang up. Can you instruct me?
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Shekin 6 October 2016 18:15
Scroll down text.
For text in terminal you need use only few buttons
space (for choose somthing), tab, home, end, enter
x64 Linux Mint 18.3 cinnamon
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