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Friday, September 15, 2017

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Wine 2.17 Released, How to Install it on Ubuntu

Wine is a free and open-source software application that allows Linux users to run Windows programs.

Wine 2.17 development version is now available, with new features and improvements.

Wine 2.17 highlights:

  • Better support for grayscale mode in DirectWrite.
  • Per-application StartupWMClass in desktop files.
  • Virtual memory compatibility improvements.
  • Palette handling improvements in WindowsCodecs.
  • Reply messages improvements in WebServices.
  • Various bug fixes.

To install the latest development version of Wine on Ubuntu open the Terminal and run the following commands:

First if your system is 64 bit, enable 32 bit architecture
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
 Then add the repository:
sudo apt-add-repository
wget -nc && sudo apt-key add Release.key
Update and install
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install --install-recommends winehq-devel

For more details about Wine 2.17 click here.

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