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Installing Windows Applications Using Wine

posted Jan 20, 2010, 10:59 PM by Thiyagaraaj M   [ updated Jan 20, 2010, 11:07 PM ]

To install Windows applications using Wine, follow these instructions:

  1. Download the Windows application from any source (e.g. download.com). Download the .EXE (executable).
  2. Place it in a convenient directory (e.g. the desktop, or home folder).
  3. Open the terminal, and cd into the directory where the .EXE is located.

  4. Type wine the-name-of-the-application.extension (e.g. wine realplayer.exe).

This will start the .EXE using Wine. If it is an installer, it should then run as it would in Windows. If the application asks for a directory to install the application to, select put it under C:\Program Files.