We are going to show you how to run Windows applications in Ubuntu Linux using Wine software which is used to run Windows software in Unix, Linux based systems. Here I am using Ubuntu Linux 13.04 distribution.

What is Wine?

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

install windows software in ubuntu
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”.

install windows software in ubuntu
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.

install windows software in ubuntu
Adobe Reader running in Ubuntu

Not all windows applications are supported by Wine.

Any questions comment here.

Raj Amal

Raj Amal

Developer at Learn2Crack
Raj Amal is a Co-founder of Learn2Crack.com and a Android Developer. He Loves to work with Computers, Smartphones and Digital Gadgets. He also authored a book Learning Android Google Maps
Raj Amal
Tags: , ,
  • darrenldl

    Just a bit of advice. Running Windows applications with wine may infect your Linux OS, the actual capability of the virus depends on the system API provided in wine to that application. The above is my understanding only, please visit wine’s official website for details.

    • True. Thanks for your comment.

  • Karthick Rowmax

    can we install bluestacks with wine loader