How to Install Wine in Ubuntu

ubuntu1.jpgAre you running Ubuntu? Do you like to watch Lost online like I do? Well you can’t with Linux because the Move Network Player that uses is only compatible with Windows based IE or Firefox. Install wine and you can install the windows based version of Firefox and watch all 4 seasons of Lost online ( other shows and windows based programs work too, but not all).

First you have to add the repository:

For 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon): Add the following repository, deb gutsy main

For 7.04 (Feisty Fawn): Add the following repository, deb feisty main

For 6.10 (Edgy Eft): Add the following repository, deb edgy main

For 6.06(Dapper Drake): Add the following repository,deb dapper main

Next add the repository key by typing the following into a terminal screen:

wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -

After this is done run: sudo apt-get update

Then enter:

sudo apt-get install wine

Wine is now installed.

Next you have to create the .wine directory that will house the virtual c:/. Type winecfg into a terminal line to accomplish this. Once the directory is created the wine configuration screen will appear. Here you can adjust settings such as graphics, audio and which version on windows is being emulated.

Now lets install a Windows application.

Find your application on the web and download the executable to a location on your Linux machine such as the Desktop or any folder of you choosing.

Open your terminal window and change to the directory where you saved the .exe

Type at the terminal prompt:

wine 'the name of the application plus the extension' (ie wine firefox.exe)

This will start the installation of Firefox via Wine. The installation will appear just as if you were on a Windows machine. If it asks where to install the app place it in c:/Program Files.

To run an installed program in wine you can either type in a terminal window:

wine nameofprogram.exe or type winefile

Wine file will open a file browser window that will aloow you to navigate the virtual C:/ drive. Double clicking and executable will start the app.

For More Information consult the Ubuntu Forums on this topic or click the link below.

Wine for Ubuntu

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