How to make Microsoft Windows programs work under Ubuntu

You’re on Ubuntu Linux now. So how to run your favorite MS-Windows applications? Simple.

Wine, short for Windows emulator, lets you run Windows programs on Linux (it also does its magic on Mac, FreeBSD and Solaris by the way). With this functionality, you can install and execute various applications just as if its on a real Windows machine.

How to install Wine on Ubuntu?

First, we need to add the Wine repository to our list:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa

Then, run the update-install combo:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wine1.3

Note: wine1.3 is the latest beta version. If you want the older, yet stable release, change the line into wine1.2

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