Wine is an open source software that allows users to run Windows applications Under Ubuntu. In this tutorial, we will see how to install the latest version of Wine (1.3.X) on Ubuntu 11.04 (PPA Installation).

Here some of the new features in the latest version of Wine (currently 1.3.27):

  • Support of Multisampling in Direct3D
  • Improved Proxy Support
  • New version of the Gecko layout engine
  • Improved Write Support in MSXML
  • Many bugfixes

Before we show you the installation of Wine, you should bear in mind that not all Windows programs can be run under Ubuntu with Wine.

Wine 1.3.X Installation (Unstable version)

To install the latest version of Wine on Ubuntu 11.04, launch the Terminal and issue these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wine1.3

To install the stable version of Wine (1.2.x.x), run simply this command:

 sudo apt-get install wine

To install now a Windows application on Ubuntu, right-click on an .exe file and select Open With Wine Windows Program Loader, then follow the setup instructions:

To configure Wine, search for "wine" using the dash:

That's it!

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