Install Playonlinux on Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal/Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot/Linux Mint

What is PlayOnLinux?
PlayOnLinux is a piece of software 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.
PlayOnLinux on Ubuntu

To install PlayonLinux in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Alt+F2 and type: gnome-terminal -or- Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the terminal:

When installation finished, To start PlayOnLinux (Press Alt+F2 and type: playonlinux).

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.
Here is the Homepage of PlayOnLinux.
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