Wine Utilities- The Ultimate Guide

by Noc Team on July 6, 2010

Contributed by Sohail Ashraf

1.   Installing WINE

WINE is a Application interface layer between GNU/Linux and Windows OS. It will help you install and run windows application on GNU/Linux. Follow the following steps to install WINE.

  • Go to Terminal Applications → Accessories → Terminal
  • sudo su
  • Enter the root password
  • wget -q http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt/387EE263.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add –
  • wget http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt/sources.list.d/jaunty.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/winehq.list
  • apt-get update && apt-get install wine

Where it resides

Applications  → Wine

2.   Installing Winetricks

Winetricks is a small script, which helps to install and configure windows applications easily and without the configuration details. Windows software which can be installed through Winetricks are listed on this URL.

http://wiki.winehq.org/winetricks

  • Go to Terminal Applications → Accessories → Terminal
  • sudo su
  • Enter the root password
  • wget http://www.kegel.com/wine/winetricks
  • mv winetricks /usr/local/bin
  • chmod +x /usr/local/bin/winetricks

To install any window software just move to /usr/local/bin directory and double click on Winetricks. Then a pop-up window will be shown click run. Then you will find all available window software. Check the software you want to install then press “ok” button and follow the rest of procedure.

3.   Installing Crossover

Crossover is an advanced version of wine. Which helps to install and configure windows applications easily and without the configuration details.

GUI Based installation

To install Crossover on your Ubuntu system follows these steps.

Search: Crossover.Linux.Pro.8-DJM

Various torrents are available for downloading on numerous websites for easy downloads. Download and Copy Crossover.Linux.Pro.8-DJM.tar.gz on your desktop.

Right click on this file and click on option “Extract Here”. Then you will find a folder “Crossover.Linux.Pro.8-DJM”.

Open this folder and double click on “install-crossover-pro-8.0.0.sh”. And chose “run”. Follow the GUI setup to install and configure Crossover.

After installation you will find a screen like this fig.Click on “Install Windows Software” for installation of all available softwares.

Where it resides

Applications  → Crossover

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial. But this does not end here as we have alot in store for you.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Fahad Mansoor July 7, 2010 at 12:42 AM

I have been using wine for quite a while now, it works like a charm except for the poor sound .

Asif July 7, 2010 at 8:41 AM

yap its good tool but many times the apps which are not popular, then it gives error of DLL files in that case you have to install DLL files manually

Samad Hassan August 11, 2010 at 10:38 AM

This seems to be a magic in ubuntu for windows application

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