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Saturday, 3 May 2014

How To : Install Wine 1.7.18 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

    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 1.7.18 and this article will guide you to install Wine 1.7.18 stable release on your Ubuntu and Linux Mint systems.

What's New in Wine 1.7.18..?

  • Improved OLE Accessible Object support.
  • Window sizing improvements in the Mac driver.
  • Fixes for various memory issues found by Valgrind.
  • A few more MSHTML functions.
  • Some DirectDraw cleanups.
  • Various bug fixes.


  • IBM Lotus Notes 7.x/8.x: 'File > Preferences > User Preferences...' results in crash
  • Grim Fandango hangs if X in 24bpp mode 
  • mouse corruption in lionheart  
  • Magic: The Gathering Online 3.x fails to connect/login to server  
  • Grim Fandango: altered colors 
  • Powerslide segfaults
  • Magic: The Gathering Online 3.0 fails to log in with L0014
  • SmartDraw 2009/2010/CI aborts after displaying trial window
  • Rosetta Stone Online Spanish (version 0.87594D 221) hangs at "5" during startup
  • Problem with starting of wine or winecfg
  • Spotify crashes in the mittle of a song and give me a pop-up fault message
  • GPS Utility 5.02 fails to connect to GPS device (USB serial) and many more.


Add 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 winetricks


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