Wine 2.0 installation on Linux



Wine stands for “Wine is not an emulator” and it is an open source software which allows Linux, Mac, FreeBSD, and Solaris users to run Windows applications without a copy of Microsoft Windows. Wine is not a virtual machine or emulator it just provides the binary compatibility.

Wine 2.0 comes with around 6600 individual changes. The major things are it supports MS-Office 2013 and support for 64bit MacOS. More Direct3D 10 and 11 features are implemented in this version.

In this article, We will be known the Wine 2.0 installation on Linux.

Before going to install the wine remove the previous version of wine and install some prerequisites.

#yum remove wine
#yum install libX11-devel freetype-devel zlib-devel libxcb-devel

Download the latest version of Wine 2.0 from their official site:


Now extract it by using tar command.

#tar -xjf wine-2.0.tar.bz2

After extract completes change to the  wine directory then run the following commands

For 32-Bit Systems:
# ./configure

For 64-Bit Systems:
# ./configure  --enable-win64

Now run the make command


To complete the installation run make install command as follows

#make install

Once the installation is completed we can check wine version by using the following command

#wine --version
#wine64 --version

When first time we try to run wine it asks for installation of wine mono and wine gecko.
If we want to configure any settings run the command winecfg or wine64cfg. It depends on your operating system architecture.

We can start the windows applications simply by using wine command as follows

#wine64 notepad

we can find all the compatible applications list from their official site.

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