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Installing Wine 6.0 on Ubuntu

 

Wine is a great utility that allows users to run Windows applications in a Linux environment. Wine 6.0 has finally been released and features a number of improvements and a total of 40 bug fixes.

Some key areas that have undergone major changes include:

  • Redesign of the text console
  • Improvements to volcano support
  • Text and fonts
  • Kernel objects and functions
  • A set of core modules in PE format.
  • DirectShow and Media Foundation support.
  • Improvements in audio and video frames.

You will find a more comprehensive list of changes made Wine declaration.

The latest release is dedicated Ken Thomases who was an experienced and brilliant developer before the untimely death of his Christmas time, who was behind Wine support on macOS. Our thoughts and prayers go to his colleagues, family and friends.

Shift gears and focus on installation Wine 6.0 on Ubuntu 20.04.

Step 1: Enable the 32-bit architecture

 

The first way to do this is to enable the 32-bit architecture with the dpkg command, as follows:

$ sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
Enable 32-bit architecture
Enable 32-bit architecture

Step 2: Add the wine storage key

When 32-bit architecture is added, continued and more Wine archive key using the wget command as shown.

$ wget -qO - https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/winehq.key | sudo apt-key add -
Add the wine storage key
Add the wine storage key

You should get ‘ALRIGHT’ terminal output as seen from the screenshot above

Step 3: Set up the wine storage

When you add an archive key, the next step is to enable the Wine archive. To add an archive, run the displayed command:

$ sudo apt-add-repository 'deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ focal main'
Turn on the wine storage
Turn on the wine storage

Then update the system package lists as shown.

$ sudo apt update
Update your system
Update your system

Step 4: Install Wine 6.0 on Ubuntu

At this point, all that remains is installation Wine 6.0 on Ubuntu Using APT Package Manager as follows.

$ sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-stable

This installs a set of packages, libraries and drivers.

Install Wine on Ubuntu 20.04
Install Wine on Ubuntu 20.04

When the installation is complete, check the wine version as shown.

$ wine --version
Check out the wine version in Ubuntu
Check out the wine version in Ubuntu

Step 5: Use Wine to run Windows programs in Ubuntu

Shows how you can use Wine To run the Windows program, we downloaded Rufus executable file (.exe) from Rufus official website.

Run the command to run the file:

$ wine rufus-3.13.exe
Run Windows in Ubuntu
Run Windows in Ubuntu

The wine begins with creation Wine config file in the home directory, in this case ~/.wine as shown.

Wine composition
Wine composition

When you are prompted to install wine mono package which is required .NET applications, clickInstallbutton.

Wine mono installer
Wine mono installer

The download will start soon

Downloading Wine Mono Installer
Downloading Wine Mono Installer

Also install Gecko a package required by HTML embedding applications.

Wine Gecko Installer
Wine Gecko Installer

Choose whether to check for application updates from time to time.

Rufus update policy
Rufus update policy

Finally Rufus interface is shown as shown.

Rufus Programe Running on Ubuntu
Rufus running on Ubuntu

Installation was successful Wine on Ubuntu 20.04 and gave you a preview of how you can perform Windows application .exe in a format that does not normally work in a Linux environment.

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