How to Install PlayOnLinux

Wine platform is developed for allowing you to run Microsoft Windows applications on Linux and other UNIX-based operating systems (MacOS X, FreeBSD, Solaris). PlayOnLinux is a graphical interface for Wine, which streamlines the installation process of well-known Windows applications and games under Wine platform by automatically configuring Wine as needed.

Installing PlayonLinux

To install playOnLinux use the following command –

$ sudo apt-get install playonlinux

The output should be like this –

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
libgail-common liblouis-data liblouis2 python3-brlapi python3-louis
python3-pyatspi python3-speechd qt-at-spi xbrlapi
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
The following extra packages will be installed:
Suggested packages:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
mesa-utils playonlinux

To open the playOnLinux from the Linux command terminal, use the following command –

$ playonlinux

The output should be like this –

If you click on install button(+ button), it will show the result as displayed in the screen below –

After searching for Notepad++, the output result should be like this –

Now, click on install button.

Install notepad++ as per general installation procedure. Finally, it will open notepad++ on Linux. The output result should be as shown below –

Congratulations! Now, you can download any windows binary files. We’ll learn more about these type of commands in our next Linux post. Keep reading!

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