This article shows you how to set up and use PlayOnLinux 4.3.4, which allows you to run Windows-owned applications on a Debian 11 Bullseye computer.
The easiest way to run Windows applications on your Linux computer is to use PlayOnLinux. Thanks to this software, you can install and use software commonly used in Windows operating systems on your Linux PC.
You can continue your work by installing a Notepad or Office application in the Debian 11 distribution or test the programs by finding alternative software.
You can follow this video tutorial or the steps below to install PlayOnLinux to use Windows apps or games on your Linux computer.
Step 1: To run 32 Bit applications smoothly on your system, you must enable 32 Bit architecture. To do this, open the terminal and execute the command sudo dpkg –add-architecture i386.
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
Step 2: After enabling 32 Bit architecture, run the sudo apt update command in the terminal to update the software repo.
sudo apt update
Step 3: After updating the package list, run the sudo apt install wine32 command in the terminal to install Wine32.
sudo apt install wine32
Step 4: You can install PlayOnLinux with a one-line command from the terminal, but you can also download and install the deb package. To download the deb installation package, first, go to the Downloads location with the cd ~/Downloads command in the terminal and download the file with the wget https://www.playonlinux.com/script_files/PlayOnLinux/4.3.4/PlayOnLinux_4.3.4.deb command.
Step 5: Run the command sudo dpkg -i PlayOnLinux_4.3.4.deb in the terminal after downloading the installation package.
sudo dpkg -i PlayOnLinux_4.3.4.deb
Step 6: If the installation is incomplete and additional packages must be installed, run the terminal’s sudo apt install -f command.
sudo apt install -f
Step 7: After installing PlayOnLinux, you can check its version with the playonlinux –version command and run it with the playonlinux command.
Installing Windows Software
Step 1: Run the PlayOnLinux program and click Install a program / Install a non-listed program.
Step 2: Read the installation instructions and proceed and select Install a program in a new virtual drive in the manual installation window.
Step 3: Type a virtual drive name that includes the program’s name.
Step 4: Select 32bit or 64bit and after the Wine configuration, select the EXE file and complete the program installation.
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