How to install Wine on Ubuntu

Wine is free software that lets you run Microsoft Windows applications under a Linux operating system, such as Ubuntu. Windows and its applications are very expensive. When you upgrade to a new Windows operating system, you often need to also buy new Windows applications. In contrast, Both Ubuntu and Wine are free, and Wine can help you save money by letting you run many of your existing Windows applications under Ubuntu for as long as you wish. For more information, see Wine (software) - Wikipedia and WineHQ - About Wine.


To install Wine on Ubuntu, do the following:
  1. Select System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager to display its window.
  2. In the "Quick search" field, type wine, and then click Search to display packages that include "wine" in their titles.
  3. Select wine, click on Mark for installation to display the "Mark additional required changes?" window, and then click Mark to close that window and mark "wine" in the Synaptic Package Manager window.
  4. Click Apply to display the "Apply the following changes?" window, and then click Apply to download and install the Wine packages.
  5. On the "Changes applied" window, click Close to close that window.
  6. Close the Synaptic Package Manager.
 To test your Wine installation, do the following:
  1. Select Applications > Wine > Programs > Accessories > Notepad to start a clone of Windows Notepad and open its window.
  2. Type test, click File to display its menu, and then click Save to display its window.
  3. In the "File name" field, type test.txt, and then click Save to store then file in your home folder.
  4. Close the Notepad window.
  5. Select Places > Home Folder to display its "(your name) - File Browser" window.
  6. Right-click test.txt to display it menu, and then click Open with Other Application to display its window.
  7. Scroll down to and select Wine Windows Program Loader, and then click Open to display the "test.txt - Notepad" window.

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