Before you install PlayOnLinux to run a Windows program on Linux / Ubuntu, let’s briefly explain what it is and what it does.
What is PlayOnLinux?
PlayOnLinux, as the name implies, is a front-end program on Linux platforms that allows you to run a Windows-based program or game, and is designed with the Wine software infrastructure in mind.
This software designed for Linux systems only, but additionally, for macOS and FreeBSD systems, PlayOnMac and PlayOnBSD versions developed.
With Linux PlayOnLinux, users of the Linux operating system can install and run programs such as Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Opera, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari and iTunes on their computers.
We have just mentioned PlayOnMac for MacOS systems. In our previous articles, we installed the Cisco Packet Tracer network simulator using PlayOnMac on macOS High Sierra: