The Wine team has released Wine 1.4, a new version with major improvements. This popular application allows users to run Microsoft Windows games and programs under a Linux-based system.

Wine 1.4 brings more new features and improvements in terms of performance, graphics and compatibility. Here are some of the major new features for Wine 1.4:

  • New DIB Graphics Engine
  • Redesigned Audio Stack
  • Character Shaping & Bidirectional Text Support
  • Many Bug Fixes
  • More Support For New Applications (Microsoft Office 2010, for example), etc.
Wine 1.4 Installation

Commands for Ubuntu (11.10/12.04/11.04 or older):

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

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install wine1.3

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