How to Install Wine on Ubuntu

Wine is a unique piece of software that allows you to run software and games built for Windows on a Linux system like Ubuntu.

This software acts as a layer that sits between Ubuntu and the windows application. It will translate Windows system calls into a system call that Ubuntu understands.

Wine also differs from virtualization software like VirtualBox as you do not need to run a full version of Windows on top of Ubuntu.

Within this guide, we will show you how to install the latest version of Wine for Ubuntu.

Source: How to Install Wine on Ubuntu – Pi My Life Up

Link: How to Run Your Favorite Windows Programs on OS X with Wineskin

A lot of software comes out for Mac and Windows these days, but there are always a few games or apps that don’t make it OS X. Thankfully, you can easily port many Windows programs to OS X with a free app called Wineskin.

Wineskin is a free, open source utility that ports Windows programs to OS X so you can run them natively. It’s built on Wine, an engine made for developers to help the quickly port software. There are a few apps that do this, like previously mentioned WineBottler or commercial software like CrossOver, but we’ve had the best luck work with Wineskin.

Full article here:
How to Run Your Favorite Windows Programs on OS X with Wineskin (Lifehacker)

Link: How To Install Wine to Run Windows Software on Ubuntu

Wine is a free and open source application that aims to allow applications designed for Microsoft Windows to run on Unix-like operating systems. Wine also provides a software library, known as Winelib, against which developers can compile Windows applications to help port them to Unix-like systems.

Wine is a compatibility layer. It duplicates functions of Windows by providing alternative implementations of the DLLs that Windows programs call and a process to substitute for the Windows NT kernel. This method of duplication differs from other methods that might also be considered emulation, where Windows programs run in a virtual machine. In this article we are installing wine 1.7.25 version on Ubuntu 14.04.

Full article here:
How To Install Wine to Run Windows Software on Ubuntu (LinOxide)

Link: How to Bind Shortcut Keys to WINE Programs in Linux

So you love your Linux machine, but you must have that one (or probably a few) Windows program working on your machine. You found what felt like a magic wand, and installed Wine. But when you go to use that favorite app, the shortcut keys you’re used to in the Windows world just don’t work here in Linux! So what do you do?  We’ll show you how you can map and bind shortcut keys to your Wine program. We assume you already have Wine installed.

Full article here:
How to Bind Shortcut Keys to WINE Programs in Linux (Make Tech Easier)

Link: Easily Run Windows Applications on Mac OS X

If you are using Mac OS X and want to run Windows applications, the most popular option is to install Windows OS using Bootcamp, or run Windows in a virtual machine. Linux users will know that you can use Wine to install and run Windows applications natively. The good news is that Mac users can run Wine to install Windows applications as well. Wineskin is a Wine-tool ported over to the Mac platform. Check out how you can run Windows applications on Mac OS X.

Wineskin is simply an implementation of Wine at its core. For those who are not sure what Wine (an acronym for “Wine Is Not an Emulator”) is, it is a compatibility layer capable of running Windows applications on several POSIX-compliant operating systems, including Linux and Mac OS X.

Full article here:
Easily Run Windows Applications on Mac OS X (Make Tech Easier)
Wineskin: Run Windows Software On Mac OS X Without An Emulator [Mac] (MakeUseOf)

Link: Pipelight: Use Silverlight In Your Linux Browser To Watch Netflix, Maxdome Videos And More

Pipelight is project that brings Silverlight to any Linux browser that supports the Netscape Plugin API. Using it, you can use services that require Silverlight, such as Netflix, in native Linux web browsers like Firefox, Chrome or Midori.

Netflix Google Chrome Linux

Pipelight combines the effort by Erich E. Hoover (the Netflix Desktop developer) with a new browser plugin which – unlike Netflix Desktop which requires a Windows version of Firefox to run under Wine -, lets you access services that require Microsoft Silverlight using native Linux web browsers.

This solution isn’t Wine-free because the browser plugin continues to use Wine however, this shouldn’t have a big impact on performance:

Full article here:
Pipelight: Use Silverlight In Your Linux Browser To Watch Netflix, Maxdome Videos And More (Web Upd8)
Pipelight A Silverlight Alternative For Ubuntu/Linux Mint (NoobsLab)
Pipelight Installation – A Linux replacement for Silverlight – (LinOxide)
Pipelight – Using Silverlight in Linux browsers (Ubuntu Geek)
Use Silverlight in Firefox, Chrome in Ubuntu via Pipelight plugin (UbuntuHandbook)
Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr May Come With Pipelight Support (LinuxG.net)

Link: PlayonLinux for Ubuntu/Linux Mint/other Ubuntu derivatives via PPA

PlayOnLinux is a piece of software which allows you to easily install and use numerous apps and games designed to run with Microsoft Windows. Few apps and games are compatible with GNU/Linux at the moment and it certainly is a factor preventing the migration to this system. PlayOnLinux brings a cost-free, accessible and efficient solution to this problem.


Full article here:
PlayonLinux for Ubuntu/Linux Mint/other Ubuntu derivatives via PPA (Noobs Lab)

Link: How to watch Netflix (Watch Instantly) in Linux

EDIT: After publishing this article we learned of another article that gives additional information on what is probably the easiest method so far:

Yesterday, developer and programmer extraordinaire Erich Hoover and I spent several hours working out all of the Netflix Desktop kinks. Most users will have no problems with installation now.

Here is how to install the Netflix Desktop App on Ubuntu. …

Full details here:
PPA for Netflix Desktop App (iheartubuntu)

Should you have problems getting it to work, see:
Report Netflix App Bugs on Launchpad (iheartubuntu)

What follows is the original text of this post, which also mentions this method as one of the two choices:

Running Netflix is entirely possible in Ubuntu Linux 12.04 (and most likely any other modern distribution). See the section below “Running with Wine”.

Until recently there was no simple solution to watching streaming movies via Netflix (Watch Instantly) in Linux for any Linux distros besides Android based computers. Netflix has not released a player that will install natively in any of the others.

Read the full article here:
How to watch Netflix (Watch Instantly) in Linux (How To Wiki)

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