can someone please tell me how to download wine so that I can open exe. files.

Many Thanks, Dave.


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You can use the below command to install the wine via terminal.

sudo apt-get install wine

Install using sudo apt-get install wine

The website is at https://www.winehq.org/ with more information and hints on how to get individual windows programs working correctly under wine.

  • Hi! thank you for your very helpful responses. I have downloaded using the "sudo apt-get install wine" command. Towards the end of the installation a Microsoft message popped up asking me to acknowledge the end user agreement.This I tried but the message kept running. I tried to close but I was informed the download was still in progress. I waited a further 60 minutes and tried again. Still the same message? I eventually logged out. I searched under Dash home but could not see a download. I think it is downloaded but how can I check to see if it is please? Regards, Dave. Nov 18, 2014 at 9:24
  • Hi Ubuntu, I again tried to download wine. This time the first thing that happens is EULA pops up. At the top in red it says a reconfiguration is taking place. Unfortunately this seems to last a very long time before I eventually bomb out. Nov 19, 2014 at 6:52
  • Whats the EULA for? .net? Nov 19, 2014 at 11:15
  • David, the EULA is the "End user licencing agreement" by windows saying that if I use a windows program I am limited to the use of it? It seems to be stopping me downloading wine? I do not know how to by bass this? Nov 20, 2014 at 7:29
  • I can attach screen print to show what I get. I am not sure how to do it? While the EULA is on screen the message at top says "configuring ttf-mscorefonts installer" While this is happening there is no movement on the hard drive and it goes on and on until I move from the page even though it says thing are being downloaded. Nov 20, 2014 at 7:54

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