How To Install PlayOnLinux on CentOS 8

Install PlayOnLinux on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install PlayOnLinux on CentOS 8. For those of you who didn’t know, PlayOnLinux is an implementation of Wine which makes it easy to install Windows software on Wine. The purpose of this software is to simplify and automates the process of installing and running Windows applications on Linux platforms. It has a list of applications where you can automate each installation process as much as you can.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step install of the PlayOnLinux on CentOS 8.

Install PlayOnLinux on CentOS 8

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

sudo dnf clean all
sudo dnf update

Step 2. Installing PlayOnLinux on CentOS 8.

We can install PlayOnLinux in the CentOS system using PlayOnLinux official Repo:

nano /etc/yum.repos.d/playonlinux.repo

Add the following lines:

name=PlayOnLinux Official repository

Once done, now install PlayOnLinux using the following command:

sudo dnf update
sudo dnf install playonlinux

Step 3. Accessing PlayOnLinux on CentOS.

Once successfully installed, you can start the PlayOnLinux as normal user from the application menu or use the following command to start it:


Congratulations! You have successfully installed PlayOnLinux. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the PlayOnLinux on CentOS 8 systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official PlayOnLinux website.

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