Do you want to know how to execute any Windows based programs in Linux?. No idea? Don’t worry friends we’ll let you know everything about executing Windows programs in your Ubuntu Operating system.
Here, for this purpose, we are using PlayonLinux. This tool is used to install Windows software directly on Linux. However, Playonlinux uses wine as a platform for this purpose. You can easily play games and execute your favorite Windows programs on Linux using PlayonLinux. Just have a glance at this article to find out how to execute windows program in Ubuntu 14.04.
Steps to execute Windows programs:
Step 1: First open your web browser and search for Playonlinux. Under PlayOnLinux official website you’ll see the following options as shown in the image below. Just select “Ubuntu” option and click on the deb files download link as shown in the image below.
Step 2: Click on the OK button to open PlayOnLinux in Ubuntu Software Center.
Step 3: Now, click on install button to install PlayOnLinux on your Ubuntu system.
Step 4: You’ve to provide your password to authenticate the installation of the package.
Step 5: Now, go to your Unity search bar and type “playonlinux”, You’ll see playonlinux icon, just click on that to open.
Step 6: Under PlayonLinux dialog box, click on install button as marked in the image below.
Step 7: Here, at the top of playonlinux window you can select any category as you want. We are selecting internet option.
Step 8: Under internet option you’ll get a list of browsers. Just click on your favorite program and then press the install button.
Step 9: Click on “Next” button to start the installation.
Step 10: After installation, go to Unity dash and click on installed program to view.
That’s all friends. Keep reading.