Install Wine 2.0/1.8/1.7 in Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety/16.04 Xenial/17.04/14.04 Trusty/Linux Mint 18/17/ and older version on Ubuntu 12.04/Mint 13

Wine lets you run Windows software on other operating systems. With Wine, you can install and run these applications just like you would in Windows. Wine enables Linux, Mac, FreeBSD, and Solaris users to run Windows applications without a copy of Microsoft Windows. Wine is free software under constant development. Other platforms may benefit as well.

Changes in 2.0 release:
  • A new driver architecture is in place for supporting HID devices.
  • Loading multiple kernel drivers inside the same user-mode process is supported. This is used for HID drivers.
  • libudev is used for HID device support.
  • GStreamer version 1.0 is used instead of version 0.10.
  • GnuTLS version 2.10 or higher is required for the SHA hashing functions to be supported.
  • Read interval timeouts are supported for serial ports.
  • Variables starting with 'QT_' are filtered from the Unix environment since they may have unwanted effects on Qt-based Windows applications.
  • Support for joystick button mapping and force feedback effects is improved.
  • Many stream classes are implemented in MSVCIRT, the old I/O stream C++ runtime.
  • Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) implements some more WBEM classes.
  • Most remaining OpenMP functions are implemented.
  • Uninstallation support in MSI is improved.
  • The debug registers are supported on x86-64.
  • GStreamer version 1.0 is supported for audio and video streams.
  • DirectSound supports downmixing from 5.1 and 4.0 formats to stereo.
  • D3DX 10 and 11 asynchronous data loaders are implemented.
  • The clipboard support is reimplemented for better compatibility; copy & paste of HTML text is also improved. Drag & drop works more smoothly.
  • Various bug fixes.

Changes in 1.8 release:
  • A lot of NVidia cards added to the GPU description table.
  • Updates to the National Language Support files.
  • A few more cards added to the GPU description table.
  • DirectWrite is implemented, and works for a number of applications.
  • Bold glyphs can be synthesized for outline fonts.
  • Vertical text uses the Unicode data tables for more accurate character ranges support.
  • Character tables are based on version 8.0.0 of the Unicode Standard.
  • The built-in Wingdings font contains more glyphs.
  • PNG files can be encoded in interlaced mode.
  • Gamma information can be loaded from PNG files.
  • Animated GIFs are correctly supported in GdiPlus.
  • Small translation updates.
  • Various bug fixes.

Install Winehq 2.0.x via PPA in Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety/16.04 Xenial/17.04/14.04 Trusty/12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 18/17/13 open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

Install Winehq 1.8.x via PPA in Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial/14.04 Trusty/Linux Mint 18/17 open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

Install Winehq 1.7.x via PPA in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty/12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 17/13 open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

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