Wine is a software compatibility layer that allows Windows programs to be run on Linux, BSD, Solaris and Mac OS X.

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How can I install Windows software or games?

Can .exe and .msi files (Windows software) be installed in Ubuntu?
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How to install and configure Wine?

I am looking for a step by step instruction to guide me in the ways of installing, configuring and debugging many of the issues new users have when dealing with Wine in Ubuntu. What is the ...
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Why is Wine not installable on my system?

So I upgraded on a fresh install to Ubuntu 12.10, not beta, and I've tried installing wine many many times now many different ways but the jist of it is this: This error could be caused by required ...
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How do I install wine?

Can someone please explain how I can install wine in the following ways? By using the package manager? By downloading and installing a pre-built package?
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Dependency error while installing WINE

Every time I try to install "WINE" VIA the Software Center on Ubuntu 12.10, I get this error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: wine1.4: PreDepends: dpkg (>= 1.15.7.2~) but ...
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Why do I get an “unmet dependencies” error when trying to install WINE? [duplicate]

When trying to install WINE (sudo apt-get install wine) I get the following error: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are ...
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How does one create a custom application launcher for Wine installed apps?

I'm able to locate stuff with the dash home then drag it down to the launcher bar on the left of the desktop, but what if the application installed via Wine isn't found via the dash search? I've right ...
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How can I run Windows applications in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install windows Software in Ubuntu? How do I run Windows' applications in Ubuntu ?
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Risks/Disadvantages associated with Wine

Can wine as a whole or the windows applications installed via wine pose some kind of risk to an Ubuntu installation? This question arose in my mind when I read this answer to my earlier question ...
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.exe file permission fail

I'm trying to run a exe file that is located on my Vista partition, when I browse to the file and try to change the file to run as executable the tick box unticks itself right after i tick it, i tried ...
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How do I install iTunes?

I have an iPhone and run Ubuntu on all of my personal computers. Since I did not want to keep a separate partition with Windows on it for the sole purpose of running iTunes, I attempted to install It ...
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How can I install Visual Studio? [duplicate]

How can I install Visual Studio? I'd prefer to use it in Wine or PlayOnLinux if possible.
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Gaming performance difference between Windows and Ubuntu

What are the pros/cons switching from Windows 7/8 to Ubuntu? I mainly develop software and play games. I obviously don't play games on my laptop that's why I give Ubuntu a try. But the whole OS ...
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How to install MS Internet Explorer 7, 8 or 9? [duplicate]

I recently started using Ubuntu 11.4 as my primary OS. I’m trying to find a way to run Internet Explorer on it. Is there a way to install on Linux/wine IE7 or higher versions? I saw only ie4linux ...
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Improve GUI appearance of Wine applications

In many cases Windows programs run ok in Wine, but there is still the annoying problem of their appearance. How to make things look better in Wine, especially fonts? P.S. feel free to edit this ...
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nvidia-libopencl1-331 has to be removed before installing WINE

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit and enabled the nvidia drivers. Now I am trying to install WINE but I get the message: nvidia-libopencl1-331 has to be removed before installing WINE (translated ...
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Uninstall a program installed with Wine

I am using Ubuntu 11.10. By using wine software i installed some software like nimbuzz and ibibo messenger. Both the programs are not working and showing the bug as We're sorry, but an unknown error ...
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Change Icon of Wine Application in Unity Launcher

I frequently run a windows program with wine. When I open this program it shows up in the unity launcher as wine instead of the actual opened program. I have made a desktop launcher with the right ...
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How to install World of Warcraft?

I need a tutorial on how to install World of Warcraft for Ubuntu.
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Dependency problems installing wine 1.5 on ubuntu 12.04 x64

Trying user1261084 solution: $ sudo apt-get install wine Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may ...
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Adjusting resolution for individual Wine programs [duplicate]

How can I specify the resolution of a program to 800*600, and for other programs to full screen or other specific resolutions?
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How to remove wine completely

How can I remove the wine folder and all the applications in that folder? I've tried via synaptic but it keeps showing up in the application menu.
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How do I create a 32-bit WINE prefix?

How do I create a 32-bit Wine prefix on Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit?
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What if I run a virus/trojan Windows EXE on Ubuntu with Wine?

I've got a file said to contain information I was looking for. Unfortunately it is an executable instead of DOC (as it was meant to be) and the site I've download it from looks suspicious for me. If I ...
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Can Wine support Office 2007?

I tried installing Office 2007 in Ubuntu with Wine but it was throwing an error after installing and also when I tried to open a PowerPoint document and save it. Has anybody gotten Office 2007 ...
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Unable to uninstall Wine apps

I recently ran the iTunes 10 installer in Wine and everything seemed to go well. Then, when I tried to run it, it would constantly crash/and the appearance would be glitchy. After looking at the Wine ...
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How can I install Photoshop CS5?

I copied all of the files like in this tutorial, but I have no luck launching PS. I also tried running the installer with WINE, but needed AIR and it wouldn't connect to the adobe servers. Also, I ...
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Why does Ubuntu fail to run .exe files? / How do I run .exe? [duplicate]

So, I just built my PC today, and am only using Ubuntu until I get Windows installed (sorry, guys!) But when I go to click on any .exe file, nothing happens. It just sits there. No error message, ...
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Wine can't find gnome-keyring-pkcs11.so

I am trying to start a program using wine on Ubuntu LTS 12.04 64 bit When I do this, I get the following error message... /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/pkcs11/gnome-keyring-pkcs11.so: ...
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How do I fix Netflix requiring Silverlight update?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit, which I installed using the original release (not the newer 12.04.2 release), and have been successfully using netflix-desktop ever since the ppa:ehoover/compholio ...
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How well does MS Word 2007 and MS Power Point 2007 work in Wine? [closed]

I would like to use install Ubuntu for a brother, but he needs MS Word and MS Power Point for work. Open alternatives apart, how well does MS Word 2007 and MS Power Point 2007 work in Wine?
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Can't install wine on Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I cannot install Wine on Ubuntu 14.04. When I try to install it on the Ubuntu Software Center I always get a message that says I have unmet dependencies. I tried installing Wine through the terminal ...
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How does one install PlayOnLinux?

How do I install PlayOnLinux on Ubuntu?
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Mount an ISO image in Wine?

I need to install some program in wine, which require to access a mounted ISO image. Whenever I mount an ISO image in Nautilus, in which drive it mounted in Wine? For some programs which can find the ...
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Microsoft OneNote alternative?

Is there any program for Linux that has about the same functionality and usability as Microsoft OneNote? At the moment I am checking out Basket (for KDE), that seems to point to the right direction, ...
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How to force Wine into acting like 32-bit Windows on 64-bit Ubuntu?

When installing Wine on 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04, both 64-bit support and 32-bit support get installed. If I run wine foo.exe where foo.exe is a 64-bit-aware installer, it thinks it's on 64-bit Windows. ...
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How to install 32 Bit Wine on 64 Bit Ubuntu?

Currently I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 64 Bit on my laptop and I want to install some Windows programs with Wine (Dreamweaver CS5/Starcraft II etc) but these programs require the 32Bit version of Wine to ...
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14.10 wine and fglrx conflict

I've just updated to 14.10 from 14.04, and have come across a problem having both wine and fglrx installed The wine dependencies that are causing the problem go like this wine > wine1.6 > ...
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What is Wine. Is it part of Ubuntu?

I want to run MS Office on Ubuntu and have found messages saying you can do it with Wine, but I don't know what Wine is.
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How to reset setting of Wine, avoiding uninstalling all applications in it?

Foobar2000 volume slider stopped working in Wine Sound is good but volume cannot be changed from the player's slider anymore. Is there a setting in Wine that might have entailed this? I have tested ...
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How to get Autocad working with Wine?

I am trying 3 years now installing Autocad,*3ds Max* and Revit architecture on Ubuntu with wine! Every year I am very optimistic 'cause I see the new wine versions already improved. So, now I am ...
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Bad Performance With Games Under Wine

I'm somewhat new to Linux. I've dabbled with it before but never more than just experimentation in a VM or dual boot where I almost always reverted back to Windows soon after (more due to a lack of ...
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How to run Windows XP inside Ubuntu

There are several programs only available on Windows. Wine can be a negative experience, so I want to run Windows inside Ubuntu using a virtual machine. It seems that Virtualbox is the standard way, ...
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Can't install wine (or ia32-libs) in Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit

As already pointed out here, people seems to have issues with installing wine in the latest version of Ubuntu. I'm suspecting this only happens with 64 bit users. For example, when trying to install ...
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Do Wine Viruses only work while Wine is running?

I heard Linux can get viruses through Wine,and I was curious if the viruses work only while Wine is running. In other words, could I stop a virus from doing it's thing by just quitting Wine?
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Installing MS Office 2013 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I am trying to install Microsoft Office 2013 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (32-bit). I have downloaded an iso file of said product and installed wine1.4-i386 using the apt-get command on the terminal. The ...
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Kindle for PC via Wine

I've been checking out all the free books on Amazon and I really want to get the Kindle PC program running on my computer so I can download, read, and manage my e-books. I realize that Calibre can be ...
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Foxit Reader on Wine runs but does not install?

I am new to Ubuntu (from Windows). I tried installing Foxit Reader via Wine, the setup runs, but its more like just a splash screen then Foxit is open. When I try to open another PDF by double ...
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How do I use two different versions of wine on the same installation?

I need to use two different Windows applications, one works well with Wine 1.4 but not on Wine 1.5 and the other application works well with the later version but not with the former. Is there a way ...
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Adding a Wine (.exe) file to open/play files in Thunar's 'Custom Actions'

What is the line parameter in Thunar's "custom actions" that would play a music directory in a Wine (.exe) program? I want to put Foobar2000 (and possibly other such applications) in Thunar's Custom ...