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Installing Wine 1.8 on Ubuntu 14.04

Wine is a Compatibility layer for running windows applications on Linux and Mac OSX. Instead of simulating internal Windows logic like a virtual machine or emulator, Wine translates Windows API calls into POSIX calls on-the-fly.

In this post I will show you how you can install Wine on Ubuntu 14.04. It is really easy to install it. We will be doing most of our work on the command-line using apt. It is the best and easiest way to add ppas and install pakages in linux.

Adding the PPA:

The first step is to add the ppa to your system. You can easily do this by running the following command:

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

adding the ppa

Update the packages list:

Now we need to update the packages list. We can do that easily as well. Just type in the following command in the terminal:

sudo apt-get update


Installing Wine:

Now we are on the last step. In this step we will install wine itself. Just type the following commands in the terminal:

sudo apt-get install wine1.8

Checkout this Asciinema cast which I recently made to showcase the whole installation procedure:


There you go! Wine is installed! :)

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