Wine ("WINdows Emulator", aka "Wine Is Not an Emulator") and it is the Free and Open source utility that is used to run applications designed for Windows OS on Linux/Unix platform. Wine comes with a software library Winelib that lets the coders to compile Windows applications on Linux/Unix platform. Wine has now reached it's latest stable version- Wine 1.7.7 and this article will guide you to install Wine 1.7.7 stable release on your Ubuntu and Linux Mint systems.
What's New in Wine 1.7.7..?
- Support for configuring remote shares using Samba's NetAPI library.
- Multiple keyboard layouts support in the Mac driver.
- Improved embedding support through XEMBED.
- Support for arrays in VBScript.
- 49 bug fixes.
- Splinter Cell: CT crashes with an unahandled exception
- Blood 2 (v. 2.1): mouse input not working
- wine's system tray should not wake the cpu when idle
- Tomb Raider underworld demo big troubles
- Word 2003/2007 Bold Face Type Bug
- mountmgr.sys: Wine does not recognise empty DVD-ROMs
- Touhou 9 - Phantasmagoria of Flower View, patching from 1.00 to 1.50a breaks the game
- Program error window for DVD Profiler (with no obvious error)
- Monster Jam: No textures
- PowerPoint 2007 never displays slides 2 or 3 in normal view when paging down
- Frontpage 2003 crashes when adding URL or exiting the program
- Mouse in Nostale not working
- Resident Evil 2: no sound and annoying dialog window
- toolbar buttons in .chm file viewer are not working
- BioEdit crashes with "setup_exception_record stack overflow"
- Every single line is underlined in Dreamweaver codeview and many more...
InstallationAdd the PPA.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
Update the local repository.
sudo apt-get update
Install the package.
sudo apt-get install wine1.7