How To Install Wine on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install Wine on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Wine on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Wine is a free and open-source application that allows users to run Windows applications in a Linux environment. Nowadays, Wine is a must-have tool for Linux users who don’t want to let go of Windows native applications especially gamers.

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 installation Wine on an Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian based distribution like Linux Mint.

Install Wine on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt commands in the terminal.

Step 2. Installing Wine on Ubuntu 20.04.

To install Wine version 5.0 in Ubuntu 20.04 open the terminal and type:

With the repository ready we can install Wine 5 on our Ubuntu 20.04 Linux system:

Once the installation is completed confirm the wine installation by checking for the wine version:

Step 3.  How to Use Wine to Run Windows Apps.

To start the Wine program, you must give the full path to the .exe program. For example, we will start the Notepad++ program through wine:

Use wine to install your downloaded .exe application:

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Wine. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Wine on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Wine website.

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