03 March 2012

How to Install Wine in Ubuntu

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How to Install Wine in Ubuntu

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Wine is a free and open source software application that aims to allow computer programs written for Microsoft Windows to run on Unix-like operating systems. The name Wine initially was an acronym for WINdows Emulator.Its meaning later shifted to the Wine Is Not an Emulator in order to differentiate the software from other emulators.
Wine also provides a software library, known as Winelib, against which developers can compile Windows applications to help port them to Unix-like systems.

Different Ways to install wine in Ubuntu

1.Using Ubuntu Software center

a. Open Ubuntu software center

how to install wine from ubuntu software center

b. Search for wine , select Beta Release and click on install.

2.Using terminal (Stable Version)

$ sudo apt-get install wine

Note: The above two installation method insure that you are getting the stable version only.

3.Using PPA (Unstable Version)

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install wine

Note: The Ubuntu Wine PPA provides the newest development versions of Wine these are development packages (ie beta software), and may suffer from regressions and other problems not present in the stable version of Wine. You should avoid using them unless the current stable version of Wine does not support or is incompatible with the application you wish to use.

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