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Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Wine (Wine Is Not An Emulator) is a software for running Windows applications on Linux Machines. The latest version available is Wine 1.7.17, which has been recently released. Among others, it comes with 89 bug-fixes and some more implementations for the Task Scheduler. For more information, see the release notes.
Also worth mentioning: While the the developers are working at making Windows Apps available for Android running on both ARM and X86 architectures, via Wine, they also want to make Wine available for Chrome OS.
In this article I will show you how to install Wine 1.7.17 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 16 Petra Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.
Because it will be soon available via PPA, installing Wine 1.7.17 on the listed Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pear OS and Elementary OS systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the wine1.7 and winetricks packages. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install wine1.7 winetricks
Optional, to remove Wine 1.7.17, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove wine1.7
Or, you can disable the Wine PPA and downgrade all the packages that got updated via the PPA with ppa-purge:
$ sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
$ sudo ppa-purge ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa