Saturday, 26 July 2014

How To : Install Wine 1.7.23 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 1.7.23 and this article will guide you to install Wine 1.7.23 stable release on your Ubuntu and Linux Mint systems.

What's New in Wine 1.7.23..?

  • Better support for files drag & drop.
  • Improvements to the HTTP cookie management.
  • Initial support for 64-bit Android builds.
  • Fixes to crypto certificates management.
  • Various bug fixes.


  • "Trial" button doesn't show in main menu of Nick's "Diego's Wolf Pup Rescue"
  • Adobe InDesign CS4 (version 6) crashes on launch
  • Certain keyboard buttons not working in Operation Flashpoint and Fallout (2 and 3)
  • Icy Tower 1.4 crashes when moving its window
  • Stem Cell engine Oil Platform Demo hangs without displaying anything
  • Dark Age of Camelot patcher crashes from page fault
  • Strange Cases: The Lighthouse Mysteries crashes
  • Notepad++ does not receive drag+drop files in KDE, seems to work in GNOME
  • USPS shipping assistant version 3.8 won't start (Microsoft SQL Server Compact database metadata incorrectly decrypted, enh. RSA AES-128 provider)
  • Win7 File Open dialog fails to fill in the OPENFILENAME structure
  • Alien Shooter crashes when dying, no backtrace
  • Unsupported symbol id warnings when backtracing with Visual C 2010 .pdb files
  • SigmaPlot 11.0 fails to start
  • .Net 2.0 Installation Fail
  • Desura fails to update
  • Wine not run applications and scram the incons do Xfce, 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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