What is "Wine" and how to you it?

Asked by Ashton Rideaux on 2011-07-06

I heard it works for games and i want to know how to use it???

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Ian Ace (iaculallad) said : #1

WinE is an emulator. It let you execute win32 executable files on a Linux OS. For more information, visit their page:

http://www.winehq.org/

HTH.

Massimo Forti (slackwarelife) said : #2

Wine is a Windows Api emulation. This is the About of WineHq Web Site:

Wine lets you run Windows software on other operating systems. With Wine, you can install and run these applications just like you would in Windows.

Wine is still under active development. Not every program works yet, however there are already several million people using Wine to run their software.

From this, you can install wine (sudo apt-get install wine) and incoming via the icon that will be created by the installer, you'll be able to use the exe files just like in windows, but not all works! Here you can find more info: http://www.winehq.org/.

Let me know. Thanks many.

marcus aurelius (adbiz) said : #3

you can also google "ubuntu wine" to get info on using wine under ubuntu

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