Wine is a free and open source application that lets you run applications designed for Windows on Linux systems. It provides several libraries to help developers port Windows software to Linux systems, including Ubuntu.

A new Wine version has just been released, and this tutorial is going to show you how to install it in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail.

Some of the features added to this release are, OpenGL support in the Mac driver, Improved support to URL cache, and some bug fixes for ARM binaries.

For more about this release, please check Wine announcement page.

Below are some of the fixes that were included in this release:

  • windows media player 9 setup fails while registering Portable Media Serial Number Service
  • NFS3 demo version does not uninstall
  • msvideo problems when running M1.EXE
  • Latest gnutls breaks wine ssl support
  • Railworks 3 2013 Trainsimulator glsl errors.
  • Endless Space crashes when activating certain options in the menu
  • Enterprise Architect 10 fails to load EAExample.eap poject
  • DnsQuery_A API returns DNS_ERROR_BAD_PACKET when querying for MX records

To get started with installing Wine in Ubuntu, run the commands below to add its PPA repository to Ubuntu. To automatically get the latest version of Wine software in Ubuntu, the best way is to install it from its repository. Programs and packages that get installed from their repositories automatically get updated and patched when they become available.

Press Ctrl – Alt – T on your keyboard to open the terminal or console. When it opens, run the commands below.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa



Next, run the commands below to update your system and install Wine.

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install wine1.5
That’s it! Enjoy!