Linux - How to install Windows apps and games?

September 2016


Linux - How to install Windows apps and games?



Now that you have permanently migrate to Linux, what will you do of your purchased software? What to do with your Microsoft Office or Guild Wars 2? Or maybe you want to use Internet Explorer on Linux?
  • In this article we will review two solutions (based on WINE)

The applications


PlayOnLinux (free) and CrossOver (15 days free trial) allows you to run your Windows applications on Linux.
  • This include the old games which are now incompatible with newer versions of Windows!

Installation

Playonlinux

  • Playonlinux can be downloaded via the the software repository (Software Center).
  • The application is maintained by the Playonlinux community. The list of supported apps is rather limited, but you can always try to install non-listed applications!
  • The list of supported applications is available here: http://www.playonlinux.com/en/supported_apps.html

CrossOver


A 15-day trial of CrossOver can be downloaded from the publisher's website: http://www.codeweavers.fr/
  • Beyond the trial period, it will cost €48 per year.
  • The subscription include access to a support service.
  • The list of supported applications is available on the link below, they are rated based on their quality of operations (Gold, Silver, Bronze).

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