How to Install and Run Windows/.exe Files in Linux- Wine | Ubuntu | Fedora| Debian

Different software programs are designed for different operating systems, and most won't work on systems that they weren't designed for. Windows programs, for example, won't run in Linux because they contain instructions that the system can't understand until they're translated by the Windows environment. Linux programs, likewise, won't run under the Windows operating system because Windows is unable to interpret all of their instructions.

How to Install and Run Windows/.exe Files in Linux- Wine |Ubuntu|Fedora|Debian

Wine makes it possible to run Windows programs alongside any Unix-like operating system, particularly Linux. At its heart, Wine is an implementation of the Windows Application Programing Interface (API) library, acting as a bridge between the Windows program and Linux. Think of Wine as a compatibility layer, when a Windows program tries to perform a function that Linux doesn't normally understand, Wine will translate that program's instruction into one supported by the system.

Go to the Wine official website for downloading it..

For installing the wine for other linux os like fedora, debian go to above wine official website. 
Now we are telling about ubuntu installation...

For more information go to wine official site.


If you are running an Ubuntu derivative, you’ll find Wine located in the Software Center. Chances are, however, that version is outdated. Because of that, we want to avoid installing the “out of the box” version offered. To do this, we must add the official Wine repository. This can be done one of two ways, via command line or GUI. Since our goal is running Windows applications, let’s use the GUI method.
Here’s how:
  1. Click on the Applications menu
  2. Type software
  3. Click Software & Updates
  4. Click on the Other Software tab
  5. Click Add
  6. Enter ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa in the APT line section (Figure 2)
  7. Click Add Source
  8. Enter your sudo password
  9. Click Authenticate
  10. Click Close
  11. When prompted, click Reload
  12. Open the Software Center
  13. Search for Wine
  14. Click the Wine entry and then click Install
  15. Allow the installation to complete.
That’s it. Wine is now ready to help you install and run Windows applications. Remember, however, that not every application will work. Most will, but if you’re looking to get your in-house, proprietary solution up and running, you might hit a few snags.

If you have a Windows app that simply doesn’t have a Linux equivalent, never fear ─ Wine is here to assist you. Even though not every Windows app will run under Wine, the collection of apps that do is seriously impressive. And considering most everything we do nowadays is handled within a web browser, with a little help from Wine, you should be covered from every angle.

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