If you are using a Linux-based Ubuntu operating system and need to use a Windows-supported application, you can opt for Wine, which is completely legal and free.
How to Configure and Use Wine on Ubuntu
Under normal circumstances, you cannot run a Windows application on Linux / Ubuntu. Therefore, to run a Windows program on your system using the Wine program, you can install and run any program on your computer.
You can run Windows applications with WineHQ software on Ubuntu 14.04 / 16.04 / 16.10 / 17.04 / 17.10 / 18.04 and Ubuntu 18.10 / 19.04. After installing this program on your computers, you can install easily run the Microsoft Office, Adobe PhotoShop programs.
In this article, we will examine step by step how to install WineHQ on Ubuntu, one of the most popular Linux distributions.
The latest version of Wine is 5.0. WineHQ team released Wine 5.0 Stable, Devel and Staging versions on January 22, 2019.
How to Install Wine 5.0
The latest version of Linux / Ubuntu is 19.10. You can install a Notepad ++, Photoshop program on your Ubuntu 18.10 system, and even run the most popular mobile game PUBG Mobile and PUBG PC on your Ubuntu computer today.
To build Wine on your system, follow the steps below.
First, ping Google with the “ping -c 2 www.google.com” command in Ubuntu Terminal to test the Internet connection.
ping -c 2 www.google.com
If your Ubuntu system is 64-Bit, enable 32-Bit architecture. To do this, execute the command “sudo dpkg –add-architecture i386” in the Terminal.
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
You need to download Key from WineHQ. In the terminal, execute the command “wget -nc https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/winehq.key“.