How To Install Wine 1.8.1 on Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.10 Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivative Systems

Edit: Due to the fact that this article is old, the installation instructions may not work anymore. In order to successfully install the latest version of Wine, please access the wine tag and open the latest article (the one on top).

The latest installation instructions for Wine

Wine (Wine Is Not An Emulator) is an open-source compatibility layer software app that enables the Linux and Unix users to run Windows software on their systems, via the Winelib software library.

At first, Wine was an acronym for WINdows Emulator, but later, the name developers have shifted to the recursive backronym, “Wine is not an emulator”, to highlight that no emulation occurs when running Windows software.

The latest version available is Wine 1.8.1, which brings a few changes only:

  • Various bug fixes.
  • Small translation updates.

Installation instructions:

The latest version for Wine are available via party PPA, created to help the users get the latest updates as soon as they are released.

The below instructions should work on all the supported Ubuntu systems and derivatives: Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.x, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya and other Ubuntu derivative systems.

Just add the PPA to your OS, refresh the repositories and install the required packages:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install wine1.8 winetricks

Optional, to remove Wine, do:

$ sudo apt-get install wine1.8 winetricks

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4 comments on “How To Install Wine 1.8.1 on Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.10 Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivative Systems
  1. user says:

    thanks a lot

  2. /dev/null says:

    The Ubuntu-wine PPA is outdated! The last version there is Wine 1.8.0, uploaded on 2015-12-24.

  3. Ma'mun M Najib says:

    thanks tutorial.
    my permission to copy this tutorial

  4. Piet says:

    So simple, compared to other site’s explanation.
    Thanks, it worked for me!

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