PlayOnLinux is a free and open-source graphics application for Wine, which allows Linux users to install a large number of Windows-based PC games and Microsoft Office (2000 – 2010), Steam, Photoshop, and similar applications.
PlayOnLinux also lets you install your Windows-based software on different virtual drives, meaning there is no interaction between the different applications you install. So you know that if something doesn’t work well, it won’t affect the rest of your work and you can easily remove it by removing the virtual drive.
Installing games and applications through Wine can be a bit difficult for beginners. It is recommended to use PlayOnLinux because it solves it by providing a simple interface, allowing you to easily install Windows applications and games on Linux in just a few clicks.
That is, all of Wine’s complexity is hidden by default in PlayOnLinux and easily automates the installation of compatible software and games.
PlayOnLinux already has enough time in version 4.2.12, because they are still creating version 5.0, which is still better compatibility with graphics cards, games and others.
How to Install PlayOnLinux on Ubuntu 19.04 / 18.10 / 18.04
Because PlayOnLinux is a graphical front-end for Wine, installing Wine and enabling 32-bit architecture is essential for better performance on the system.
This program is also available in the Ubuntu software repositories, so you can get it from the Ubuntu Software Center or install it with the following command:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install playonlinux
It is also recommended that you install some dependencies that require:
sudo apt-get install winbind
sudo apt-get install unrar-free p7zip-full
You can also run PlayOnLinux by downloading the latest deb package from the manufacturer’s website.
Developers recommend this installer as they often contain the latest packages compared to those found in the software repositories of most deployments.
How to Use PlayOnLinux
After installing the software, open the application and in the search section, type the name of the program you want to install. For example, to install Microsoft Office on Linux, after you type “Office” in the search field, the setup wizard will start and after you show the location of the program’s Setup.exe, you can now install it on your system.
1. Guest Additions
4. openSUSE Wine