Is wine free softwear? Where to download from?

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I want to find out that wine software is possible to download for free and is there another software like wine?

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nhasian (nhasian) said :

follow the instructions here to install the latest version of wine:

wine is free. there is another one i forgot what its called but its not free.

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Endolith (endolith) said :

You're not supposed to run the latest version of Wine.

    "My biggest piece of advice is for users to avoid using the latest Wine unless something’s broken or you want to help us beta test. People are often frustrated by Wine regressions, but you’ll never encounter them if you just use the working installation you have."

To install the normal version for Ubuntu, you can just click this link: (Clicking it loads an AptURL, which should tell your package manager to download and install the Wine package from Ubuntu's software repository.)

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Steve Dodier-Lazaro (sidi) said :

Wine is completely free (as in freedom aswell as free of charges), and you can install it as any other application via the Add/Remove applications window. You can also download the latest version from WineHQ's website (see above), but it is likely to be more unstable or suffer from regressions as it is a development version.

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Tom (tom6) said :

I install nearly all software from the Synaptic Package Manager. It does all the hard work of scouting out the best things for me to install. It also makes sure all the right 'dependencies' are already installed or else it offers to install them too and it has 2 great search tools that look through the descriptions as well as the package names so sometimes i can be really vague about what i want to do.

Try going up to the top taskbar and click on

System - Administration - Synaptic Package Manager is near the end

It will ask for your normal user password, not your SuperUser/Root one. Use either search tool to find the package and right-click on it to install - then just click on the "Apply" button.

Good luck and regards from
Tom :)

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Tom (tom6) said :

If you are still having trouble with this then please post it as a new question. Only the most recent questions tend to get looked at so posting/re-posting a question just before america arrives online after work/school gives the best chance of getting a good few answers - such is the nature of the internet.

If the problem has been resolved then please follow the link to the forum thread and mark it as Solved but please give us a clue how you did manage to solve it and also use the button under where you type stuff in rather than giving me karma credit points for just sending this note to you.

Apologies, good luck and many regards from
Tom :)

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