27 November 2012

Install Wine 1.5.18 in Ubuntu 12.04/12.10 and Mint 13/14

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how to install wine in linux
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.

New in Wine 1.5.18

  • Various Windows Codecs improvements.
  • Fixes for OLE database support.
  • Improvements to system parameters management.
  • Some fixes to the built-in Web browser.
  • Fixes for XML support.
  • Various bug fixes.

To install wine 1.5.18 in Ubuntu and Mint, open terminal (Alt+Ctrl+t) and write the following commands

Step 1: Add Wine repository

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

Step 2: Update sources.lst

$ sudo apt-get update

Step 3: Install Wine 1.5.18

$ sudo apt-get install wine1.5
$ sudo apt-get install winetricks

Check out Wine 1.5.18 Announcement

Enjoy :)

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