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How to Install, Configure and Use Wine on Ubuntu 20.04

When we use Linux based Operating system, we may need some windows based applications to run on the same operating system. Many of you don’t know how to run windows applications on Linux.

Wine is an open-source lightweight compatibility layer that allows you to run Windows-based applications on Unix-like operating systems such as Linux, FreeBSD, and macOS.
1. Sudo Privileges
2. Ubuntu 20.04 OS
3. Internet

Installing Wine On Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.

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Step1. Enable 32-bit and 64-bit architecture.
The first step is to enable multiarch, which allows you to install both 64 and 32-bit packages on the Ubuntu machine:

vikash@vetechno:~$   sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386

Update Ubuntu

vikash@vetechno:~$   sudo apt update

Step2. Installing Wine from apt repository

vikash@vetechno:~$   sudo apt install wine64 wine32

Press ‘y’ to continue installing wine.
Step3. Once the installation is complete, verify it by printing the wine version :

vikash@vetechno:~$   wine --version

To configure wine we have to run the winecfg command in the terminal

vikash@vetechno:~$   winecfg

A pop window will appear, click on Install and installation will start.
Now here you can see various configuration settings. Leave as default and click OK

How to Install, Configure and Use Wine on Ubuntu 20.04

You you have installed wine on Ubuntu 20.04 on your system

Originally published at on January 25, 2022.