Install Wine 1.8 On Ubuntu / Debian / LinuxMint

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In this Tutorial I will show you how to install the Latest stable version of Wine 1.8 On Ubuntu 14.04LTS and newer versions.

WineHQ is an open source software developed for running Windows applications on LINUX,OS X and BSD.

The Latest  stable version available form Wine Team is 1.8 and released on December  19th 2015.

What's new in this version 1.8

For change log visit this link

Installation Methods

Method 1 : via PPA
Method 2: via tar file

Installation steps

Method 1 : via PPA

Step 1 : Add the official repository
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wine/winebuilds
Step 2 : update  the repos
sudo apt-get update
Step 3: install the wine 1.8
sudo apt-get install --install-recommends winehq-devel

Method 2: via Tar file

Step 1:Make your repository up to date
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
Step 2: Download the package to /opt and   extract it
sudo wget /opt
tar xjf wine-1.8.tar.bz2
Step 3:Configure it

For 32-bit
sudo ./configure
For 64-bit
sudo ./configure --enable-win64
Step 4:compile wine using make
sudo make && sudo make install
After successful installation open any windows application using wine or install any application

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