This tutorial will be helpful for beginners to install wine 8.0 on Ubuntu and Linux Mint systems.
What is Winehq?
WineHQ is a compatibility layer that allows users to run Windows applications on Unix-like operating systems, such as Linux, macOS, and BSD.
Its purpose is to provide a way for users to continue using their favorite Windows applications on a non-Windows platform without the need for a virtual machine or dual-booting. WineHQ translates Windows system calls into their equivalent POSIX calls on the host system, allowing Windows applications to run seamlessly on the host operating system.
It is an open-source project and free software, actively developed and maintained by a community of developers and users.
What’s new in Wine 8.0
- For the complete changelog refer to the release notes
Install Wine 8.0 on Ubuntu / Linux Mint
Step 1: Install the Required dependencies
sudo apt install libgnutls30:i386 libgpg-error0:i386 libxml2:i386 libasound2-plugins:i386 libsdl2-2.0-0:i386 libfreetype6:i386 libdbus-1-3:i386 libsqlite3-0:i386
Step 2: Enable the 32-bit architecture and download the repository key
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 && sudo wget -O /etc/apt/keyrings/winehq-archive.key https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/winehq.key
Step 3: Add the Official Wine repository
cd /etc/apt/sources.list.d && sudo wget -nc https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/dists/$(lsb_release -cs)/winehq-$(lsb_release -cs).sources
For Linux Mint 21 users run the below command
wget -nc https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/dists/jammy/winehq-jammy.sources
Step 4: Install the Wine 8.0 Stable version
sudo apt update && sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-stable
Step 5: Verify the installation
For verification run the below command
wine <application name>
Configure Wine settings on Ubuntu and Linux Mint
On Ubuntu and Linux Mint, Wine settings can be configured using the Wine configuration tool, “winecfg”. This tool allows you to configure various settings such as the Windows version, graphics, audio, and other options.
Uninstall Wine 8.0
For uninstallation run the command
sudo apt remove --autoremove winehq-stable && sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/winehq*.sources
From this tutorial, you have learned how to download and install wine 8.0 on Ubuntu 22.04, Ubuntu 20.04, and Linux Mint 21.
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