Run Your Windows Applications On Linux - Easily With PlayOnLinux

run windows applications on linux

Many Windows users are moving to Linux nowdays but the switch is not as easy as it looks. The good thing is that when you switch from windows to linux you don't have to worry anymore about software license fees. The bad news is that you will miss your Windows apps that can't run in a linux environment.

Do you like to install and play your Windows games with just a few clicks in your linux machine? Where there is PlayOnLinux, there's a way.

PlayOnLinux is a free front-end application for Wine which can be used to easily install games and apps designed for Microsoft Windows. It is written by Quentin Pâris and uses Bash and Python. Do you like to give it a try?

Run the following command to install PlayOnLinux in Ubuntu.

sudo apt-get install playonlinux

run windows applications on linux

After the installation is finished run the following command to open PlayOnLinux and follow every step as shown in each screenshot.

playonlinux

run windows apps on linux

run windows apps in linux

Make sure you are connected to the internet as the Wizard prepares PlayOnLinux environment.

run windows apps on linux

run windows apps in linux

run windows apps in linux

Click the Install button to install a new app.

run windows apps in linux

run windows apps in linux

About Oltjano Terpollari

Oltjano Terpollari is a very passionate computer geek studying python, linux, netcat power tools and living a binary life. He goes by the nickname Ambition and is very happy living a science life. He also loves technical blogging and sharing his knowledge with others.

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