WineHQ is open-source and capable of installing Windows applications on Linux, BSD, and macOS.
The wine team released a new Stable version 6.0 and this release represents a year of development effort and over 8,300 individual changes and it contains a larger number of improvements.
This tutorial will be helpful for beginners to install wine 6.0 in Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 20.10, and LinuxMint 20.1.
Wine 6.0 Changelog
- Core modules in PE format
- Vulkan backend for WineD3D
- DirectShow and Media Foundation support
- Text console redesign
How to Install Wine 6.0 Stable in Ubuntu / Linux Mint?
Winehq can be installed in Ubuntu and Linux Mint via Wine apt repository
Step 1: Install the dependencies
Step 2: Enable the 32 bit architecture and download the repository key
Step 3: Add the wine repository to system
Users need to replace manually the <distname> with the distribution name focal for Ubuntu 20.04 ,LinuxMint 20.1, bionic for LinuxMint 19.x, Ubuntu 19.x and xenial for LinuxMint 18.x,Ubuntu 18.x.
For Ubuntu 19.04 and lesser versions, users run the below command to have libfaudio0 in the repository.
Step 4: Update the repository
Step 5: Install wine 6.0
Step 6: Verify the wine installation
Test the wine by opening basic windows application (ie) notepad, internet explorer, etc… by using the below format