Wine 3.0 Stable Released. Wine team has announced the latest stable release 3.0 on January 18, 2018. Its source code is available for download from its official site. You may also use the package manager to install wine. Wine is an Open Source implementation of the Windows API and will always be free software. Approximately half of the source code is written by its volunteers, and remaining effort sponsored by commercial interests, especially CodeWeavers.
This article will help you to install Wine 3.0 Stable Release on Ubuntu, Debian, and LinuxMint based systems using apt-get package manager.
Step 1 – Prerequsiteis
First of all, If you are running with 64-bit system enable 32-bit architecture
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
Now, install the key which was used to sign packages of wine.
wget -nc https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/Release.key sudo apt-key add Release.key
Use one of the following commands to enable Wine apt repository in your system based on your operating system and version.
### Linux Mint 18.x, Ubuntu 16.04 sudo apt-add-repository 'deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ xenial main' ### Linux Mint 17.x, Ubuntu 14.04 sudo apt-add-repository 'deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ trusty main' ### Debian systems sudo apt-add-repository https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/debian/
Step 2 – Install Wine
Use below commands to install Wine packages from the apt repository. The –install-recommends option will install all the recommended packages by winehq-stable on your system.
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install --install-recommends winehq-stable
Step 3 – Check Wine Version
Wine installation successfully completed. Use the following command to check version of wine installed on your system
wine --version wine-3.0
How to Use Wine (Optional)?
To use wine we need to login to GUI desktop of your Ubuntu system. After that Download a windows .exe file like PuTTY on your system and open it with Wine as below screenshot or use following command.
You can also launch by right click on the application and click Open With Wine Windows Program as shown in below screenshot.