Wine – Windows program loader/installer : Ubuntu 10.04
Wine is a compatibility layer to run windows applications/softwares on Linux based OS like Ubuntu 10.04(Lucid Lynx)/9.10/10.10.The most important fact is that the applications doesn’t required CPU emulation and run at full speed.The Wine can be installed in Ubuntu 10.04 by using command line or Synaptic Package Manager.Wine package contains a program loader which is used to run windows executables(*.exe).
Installing Wine in Ubuntu 10.04 by using Synaptic Package Manager
1. Open Synaptic Package Manager and search for ‘wine’.
2. Then select the row which contains wine 1.2 and mark the package(by checking box) for installation; and click on ok if it asks for dependencies.
3. Next,click on Apply to install wine and wait ….until the installation is completed.
4. Now,you are ready to use wine.
Install Wine from Command Line(Terminal/shell)
To install wine from command line,first open the terminal(In Ubuntu 10.04,just hit CTRL+ALT+T) and type the command given below
sudo apt-get install wine
Using Wine on Ubuntu 10.04/9.10
After successful installation of wine on Ubuntu 10.04(Lucid Lynx),you can open it from Applications->Wine OR just right click on windows executables(.exe) and select ‘Open With Wine Windows Program Loader’.