Installing windows application in Linux

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Wine (originally an acronym for “Wine Is Not an Emulator”) is a compatibility layer capable of running Windows applications on Unix-like operating systems, such as Linux, macOS, & BSD. It translates Windows system calls into equivalent POSIX calls on-the-fly, allowing a seamless integration of Windows programs into any desktop environment.

  1. If your system is 64 bit, enable 32 bit architecture
    sudo dpkg — add-architecture i386
  2. Download and add the repository key
    wget -nc https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/winehq.key
    sudo apt-key add winehq.key
  3. Add the repository
    sudo add-apt-repository ‘deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ focal main’
  4. Update packages
    sudo apt update
  5. Install winehq-stable package
    sudo apt install — install-recommends…

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