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    Wine in Linux

    No we're not talking about the drink! Wine is an application that creates a Windows-like environment for Windows-based software to run on. WineHQ the markers of Wine, claim that their software can make several Windows applications run including games! Paint Shop Pro, FrontPage and Microsoft Money are just some of the applications that can be made to work on Linux using Wine. Like Cedega, users of Wine can vote about what software that they would want Wine to support in future.

    The current stable version of Wine is 1.8.3, and it can be downloaded from WineHQ's Web site,

    The good part is that there are several Linux versions supported. 

    Updating Wine:

    If you installed Wine and want to update it then you can do it by writing following command to add correct repository:


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


    Now update the sources list:


    sudo apt-get update


    Update or install wine to the version on the PPA


    sudo apt-get install wine1.3


    Installing Wine:

    If you want to install Wine:

    i) Enable 32-bit for better compatibility if you are using 64-but architecture

    sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386

    ii) Add the repository:

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

    iii) Update your Repositories:

    sudo apt update

    iv) Then install the version of Wine you wish to use:


    For Development (eg: 1.9) - sudo apt install winehq-devel

    For Staging (eg: 1.9.1) - sudo apt install winehq-staging

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