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:
On Which Systems Does This Program Work?
This software runs on many Linux-based systems. For example; You can use Play-On-Linux on Linux distributions such as Ubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, RedHat.
Where to Download?
To download the program, you can visit https://www.playonlinux.com/en/download.html.
You can also install it with the .deb extension package and via the terminal.
How to Install PlayOnLinux 4.2.12 on Ubuntu 20.04 / 19.10 / 19.04 / 18.10 / 18.04 / 17.10
If you haven’t installed Ubuntu before, you can check out our article here. And then, follow the steps below to install PlayOnLinux step by step.
First, open the Terminal in Ubuntu and execute the commands below to install it.
wget -q "https://deb.playonlinux.com/public.gpg" -O- | sudo apt-key add -
sudo wget https://deb.playonlinux.com/playonlinux_trusty.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install playonlinux
After starting the installation process, press Y to confirm the use of additional disk space, and then press Enter.
After the installation is complete, you can start the program by typing playonlinux in the Terminal.
You can check the Play-On-Linux version under Help / About.
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