Wine is an Open Source implementation of the Windows API and will always be free software. Approximately half of source code is written by its volunteers, and remaining effort sponsored by commercial interests, especially CodeWeavers.
This article will help you to install Wine 1.8 Stable Release on Ubuntu and Debian based systems.
1. Install Wine
Wine PPA repository is being maintained by Ubuntu wine team, where we can get latest available wine beta release for ubuntu systems. Use following command to add PPA in system.
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
After adding ppa repository in our system, use following command to install wine package.
$ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install wine1.7 winetricks
2. Check Wine Version
Use following command to check version of wine installed on your system
3. How to Use Wine
To use wine we need to login on 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.