How To Wine Linux

If you are new to the Linux operating system but need to run Windows applications, Wine is the perfect tool for you. Wine is a software that allows running Windows applications on several POSIX-compliant operating systems, such as Linux. This post will guide you through a simple process to install and use Wine on Linux.

Step 1: Checking the System

Before we start with the installation process, you need to check if your system is 32-bit or 64-bit. You can do this by using the following command:

uname -m

If the output is “i686” or “i386”, your system is 32-bit. If the output is “x86_64”, the system is 64-bit.

Step 2: Installing Wine

First, make sure that your system is up to date. You can update your system by running the following commands:

    sudo apt update
    sudo apt upgrade

Next, install Wine. The process is slightly different for 32-bit and 64-bit systems.

For 64-bit systems, enter the following commands:

    sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
    sudo apt update
    sudo apt install wine32

For 32-bit systems, just run this command:

sudo apt install wine32

Step 3: Configuring Wine

Once installed, you can configure Wine using the command:


This will open a configuration window. Here, you can manage Windows versions, graphics settings, and drive settings.

Step 4: Running Windows Applications

With Wine installed and configured, you’re ready to run Windows applications. To do this, you need to download the .exe file of the application that you want to install, navigate to the directory where it’s downloaded and run the following command:

wine filename.exe

That’s it! You have successfully installed Wine on Linux and are now able to run Windows applications.

Remember, not all Windows applications work perfectly on Wine. Some apps may have minor issues, while others may not run at all. Visit the official Wine application database to check the compatibility of specific applications.

Happy Wining!