WineHQ is a well-known application for the Linux users. This piece of amazing software offers the user to install Microsoft Windows Software on the Linux / Unix environment. WineHQ is not an emulator or virtual machine rather it offers binary compatibility, graphics support, sound interaction, support for modems, networks, scanners, tablets, keyboards, and other devices. This software is very helpful if you need run any windows software on Linux system.

Today I am going to show you how to install WineHQ on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, and other Ubuntu-based distros.

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How to Install WineHQ on Ubuntu / Linux Mint

Run the following command into Terminal to enable 32-bit architecture from 64-bit system
sudo dpkg –add-architecture i386

Official PPA

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wine/wine-builds
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install --install-recommends winehq-devel


Run the following command to start the application

sudo winecfg

Install dependencies

sudo apt-get install flex bison

Download Source code

wget https://dl.winehq.org/wine/source/1.8/wine-1.8.2.tar.bz2

Extract Source code

sudo bzip2 -cd wine-1.8.2.tar.bz2 | tar xvf -
cd wine-1.8.2/

change to root access

sudo su

configure source code

./configure --without-x --without-freetype

Make and compile file

make

For compile source, you need time 2 hours
Install source code

make install

After installation is completed, check your version of wine now

sudo wine --version

If you face any problem, please let me know in the comment section or you can always follow the official documents and forum to get the best solution of any sort of issue related to WineHQ Installation.

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