How To Run Windows Software on Ubuntu Without Virtual Box

Run Windows Software on Ubuntu
Ubuntu is one of the most used Linux distribution and its great operating system but it is not having some of the software that Windows has.If there’s a Windows app you just can’t do without, you can use this guide to run it on your Ubuntu machine.This guide will show you two methods to run Windows software on Ubuntu without virtual box.

METHOD 1

Using Wine to run Windows software on Ubuntu

  • Something About Wine

Wine is a recursive acronym for Wine Is Not an Emulator. Started in 1993, Wine is an open source project, developed and maintained by the community under the coordination of Alexandre Julliard.Wine is a compatibility layer between Windows programs and the operating system. It converts Windows API calls to POSIX calls, thus allowing integration of Windows applications to POSIX-compliant OS (Mac OS X, GNU/Linux, and BSD). Rather than an emulator or virtual machine.

  • Installing Wine

You will find Wine in the Ubuntu Software Center.But I Prefer this method to install Wine

=>Press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open a terminal window.

When it opens, run the commands below one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa

sudo apt-get update 

sudo apt-get install wine

Wine is now installed on your Ubuntu machine.

  • Running an Application

Once you’ve got Wine installed, you can download desired application’s EXE or MSI (Microsoft Installer) file then follow screenshots

I am using notepad++ application

~Right click on your application==>open with==>Select Wine

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Then Install it Like regular application

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Once it’s installed, you’ll find its shortcuts on your desktop.

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Now Open it and enjoy

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For Method 2 Click Next page

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