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How To Use Windows Applications on Linux (Ubuntu / Fedora / CentOS/ openSUSE)



Linux is one of the popular OS among software developers, but it has grown to be more user friendly and now available to every users. It as all the tools that are available on a windows operating system. But one thing its behind is games. U can run windows games and other applications using following tools. But before doing so check if there is same version of it in Linux. If so use it as it is more stable.


These are some tools to use in Linux


1. WINE (most popular one)


WINE stands for “Wine Is Not An Emulator”




It provides a Windows compatibility layer for Linux which makes it possible to install, run and configure Windows applications or games.

You can install WINE by running following commands depending on your Linux distribution
Ubuntu, Debian, Mint
$sudo apt-get install wine
Fedora, CentOS

$sudo yum install wine
openSUSE

$sudo zypper install wine

After this, to install windows application use the following command

$wine <path to executable file or installer>

2. WINETRICKS

It provides a nice graphical interface to configure and run windows apps.



You can install WINETRICKS by running following commands depending on your Linux distribution
Ubuntu, Debian, Mint
$sudo apt-get install winetricks
Fedora, CentOS

$sudo yum install winetricks
openSUSE

$sudo zypper install winetricks
3. PLAY ON LINUX

It provides a nice graphical interface to configure and run windows apps. Personally I would recommend this tool.



You can install PLAY ON LINUX by running following commands depending on your Linux distribution
Ubuntu, Debian, Mint
$sudo apt-get install playonlinux
Fedora, CentOS

$sudo yum install playonlinux
openSUSE

$sudo zypper install playonlinux