Wednesday, August 18, 2010

PlayOnLinux - front end wine app - to run windows applications on ubuntu

To install this on ubuntu click on
application > ubuntu software center > type in wine and install wine first

type in playonlinux in the search.

and install both of them
Ubuntu versions of Wine (Recommended)

* open the software center
* Type wine and install 'wine'

Newer versions of Wine (Not Recommended)

If you are using 9.10 (Karmic) or 10.04 (Lucid), the Ubuntu Wine PPA provides the newest development versions of Wine. Add the following to Software Sources:


Adding the WineHQ Repository:

Open the Software Sources menu by going to System->Administration->Software Sources. Then select the Third Party Software tab and click Add.
System->Administration->Software Sources->Third Party Software

Then, copy and paste the line below.

Installing Wine:

Click close to finish, and then reload the package information when prompted. If you have Wine installed already, update manager will offer to upgrade you to the stable Wine 1.2. To get the most recent Wine 1.3 beta, you must install the wine1.3 package or click this link.
Upgrading to a new version of Ubuntu

If you are upgrading the entire system, such as going from Ubuntu 10.04 to 10.10, you will need to come back to this page and add the repository again. The built in update manager will not switch the Wine repository automatically.
Alternative Command Line Instructions for Installing Wine:

It is also possible to add the Wine PPA and install via the terminal. This may be useful on Kubuntu, Xubuntu, and other Ubuntu derivatives.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa

Then update APT's package information by running 'sudo apt-get update'. You can now install Wine by typing 'sudo apt-get install wine1.3'.

What is PlayOnLinux ?

PlayOnLinux is a piece of sofware which allows you to easily install and use numerous games and apps designed to run with Microsoft® Windows®.
Few games are compatible with GNU/Linux at the moment and it certainly is a factor preventing the migration to this system. PlayOnLinux brings a cost-free, accessible and efficient solution to this problem.
What are PlayOnLinux's features?

Here is a non-exhaustive list of the interesting points to know:

* You don't have to own a Windows® license to use PlayOnLinux.
* PlayOnLinux is based on Wine, and so profits from all its features yet it keeps the user from having to deal with its complexity.
* PlayOnLinux is free software.
* PlayOnLinux uses Bash and Python.

Nevertheless, PlayOnLinux has some bugs, as every piece of software:

* Occasional performance decrease (image may be less fluid and graphics less detailed).
* Not all games are supported. Nevertheless, you can use our manual installation module.

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