Wine enables Linux, Mac, FreeBSD, and Solaris users to run Windows applications without a copy of Microsoft Windows. Wine is free software under constant development. Other platforms may benefit as well.
Wine 1.5.4 has just been released and this brief tutorial is going to show you how to install it in Ubuntu 12.04. Wine is an open source application which lets you install and run programs designed for Microsoft Windows systems in Linux systems. Not all your Windows programs will run with Wine, but many popular software that you depend on which run in Windows will run perfectly in Ubuntu using Wine.
With this release, comes many enhancements and bug fixes from the previous released version. You can now run Microsoft Office 2003, 2007 properly, Adobe Premier Pro, support for .NET 4.0 and many other software. For a more detailed release note, click here.
To get started, Open the Terminal ( can use press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal). When it opens, run the commands below to add Wine PPA.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
sudo apt-get install winetricks
Finally, run the commands below to update your system and install Wine 1.5
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install wine1.5