Wine is a free and open source software application that aims to allow applications designed for Microsoft Windows to run on Unix-like operating systems. Wine also provides a software library, known as Winelib, against which developers can compile Windows applications to help port them to Unix-like systems.
1.Open the Terminal in Ubuntu by the keys Ctrl + Alt + T
2.Enter the following code in Terminal.
sudo apt-get install wine
|Command to install Wine via Terminal|
3.It begins downloading wine from Ubuntu repository and begins to Install.
4.Click Ok for the confirmation messages asked during installation.
5.After installation get a Windows executable application file and paste it in your home directory.
6.Now right click on the Windows executable application and select “Open with Wine Windows Program Loader”.
|Installing Adobe Reader in Ubuntu|
7.Now your windows application is started and you can install as you do in Windows.
8.After installation a shortcut is created in Desktop.
9.Start the Application from there and your application will be running.
|Adobe Reader running in Ubuntu|
Not all windows applications are supported by Wine.
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