Sunday, August 7, 2016

How to install Wine on Lubuntu 16.04


If you want to run windows executable program (.exe) on lubuntu you are going to need wine to get the job done, in this article i will show you how to install wine on lubuntu 16.04.

Installing wine on lubuntu

To install wine on lubuntu is pretty easy, all you have to do is open command line/ console/ terminal window and then run this command:

sudo apt-get install wine

That's it, that's how you install wine on lubuntu, the package of wine and all it's dependency is quite large 750 MB approximately, so if you have slow internet connection just be patient.

How to use wine on lubuntu

Okay now that we got wine on our system, how does it work? how exactly i can run windows program using wine?

First you need to copy the windows executable program so that it can be access through the command line, once you have that next thing to do is give permission to read and execute.

Let's say i have a windows program called program.exe, to give read and execute permission to program.exe i run this command:

chmod +rx program.exe

And then i can run program.exe like this from the command line:

./program.exe

Or simply double click on graphical mode, it doesn't have to be a single program, it can also be program that requires installation (setup.exe, setup.msi, etc), it works too with wine.

Wine is a good solution for those who still need program from windows operating system, although there is no guarantee that all windows program will work using wine, but most of them are working.

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