Install / Uninstall Wine 4.8 on Ubuntu 19.04 / 18.04 LTS / LinuxMint

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Install / Uninstall Wine 4.8 on Ubuntu 19.04 / 18.04 LTS / LinuxMint

In this Tutorial, I will show you how to install the Latest stable version of Wine 4.8 On Ubuntu 18.04 / 16.04 LTS and LinuxMint.

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

The Latest Development version available form Wine Team is 4.8 and released recently with a fix of bugs fixes.

What's new in this version?

  • Support building most programs in PE format.
  • Unicode data updated to Unicode 12.0.
  • Support for MSI patch files.
  • Default to non-PIC builds on i386.
  • Joystick support improvements.
  • Asturian locale.
  • Various bug fixes.
For changelog visit this link

Installation steps

Step 1: Download the key and add to your pc
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
wget -nc https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/winehq.key && sudo apt-key add winehq.key
Step 2: Add the repo

Ubuntu 19.04 
sudo apt-add-repository 'deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ disco main'
Ubuntu 18.10
sudo apt-add-repository 'deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ cosmic main'
Ubuntu 18.04
sudo apt-add-repository 'deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ bionic main'
Ubuntu 16.04
sudo apt-add-repository 'deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ xenial main'
Step 3: Update your repos
sudo apt-get update
Step 4: Install wine 4.8
sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-devel
Step 5: Run wine 4.8

Open the windows application by using the below command here I am opening internet explorer
wine <program name>
wine iexplore.exe

For Un-installation use the below command

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove wine-stable wine-stable-amd64
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