Wine is an open source free compatibility layer capable of running Windows applications on linux OS.It allows linux users to run Windows softwares on Unix-like operating systems. Wine translates Windows API calls into POSIX calls on-the-fly.
Install Wine on Linux Mint
To install Wine on Linux Mint, you need to add authors’s personal repository. Open terminal and run the below command.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wine/wine-builds
Then type your ubuntu password.And hit enter key confirm the installation.
Then type the below command and hit enter,
sudo apt-get update
Then install the latest development branch version by using the below code.
sudo apt-get install --install-recommends winehq-devel
Type Y and confirm the installation by pressing enter.
Note: If your system is 64 bit, enable 32 bit architecture by using below code in terminal before the installation.(if you haven’t already):
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
To check the installed wine version use the below code in terminal
How to install and run windows program
For example download notepad++ installer from notepad++ download page.
Open the downloaded folder.The default download location is Downloads folder.
Right click the downloaded .exe file. Here the file name is npp.7.1.Installer.exe
And open with Wine windows program loader and start the installation.