Using WINE in Ubuntu to run Windows applications

Created by Bhavani Shankar on on 2008-02-20
Keywords:
wine, emulator, windows, exe
Last updated by:
Fabián Rodríguez on on 2009-02-16

From Wikipedia:
"Wine is a free software application that aims to allow [Linux] to execute programs written for Microsoft Windows. "

To do that follow those steps:

1) Go to Applications > Add/Rermove...
2) Change "Show" to "All available applications" and type "Wine" in the search field.
3) Mark the checkbox so it's installed, following the prompts.

Now double clicking on any .exe file will try and execute it as a Windows application. This will not work for all Windows applications.

More about Wine:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wine
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wine_(software)