Wine 6.0 Stable was released two days ago as a new major release for running Windows applications on Linux, Mac OS, and BSD. You can now install it on Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04, and Ubuntu 20.10 via the official apt repository.
Wine 6.0 Features:
- Core module implemented in PE format.
- Experimental Vulkan renderer for Wine D3D
- Support for DirectShow and Media Foundation.
- Redesigned text console.
- Early USB kernel driver
- Various Vulkan support improvements
- See Others Presentation..
How to install Wine 6.0 on Ubuntu:
Open a terminal by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T on your keyboard or searching for “Terminal” from the System Applications menu. Once open, do the following steps one at a time:
1.) Run the command to enable the 32-bit architecture (if you don’t have one).
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
Enter your user password (without asterisk feedback) when prompted and press Enter to continue.
2.) Run the following command to install the repository key.
wget -O - https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/winehq.key | sudo apt-key add -
3.) Add the wine repository using the command (for Ubuntu 20.04 and Linux Mint 20).
sudo apt-add-repository 'deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ focal main'
Note: You need to replace the focal in your code as follows:
- Groovy for Ubuntu 20.10.
- Bionic for Ubuntu 18.04 and Linux Mint 19.x
4.) For Ubuntu 18.04 and Linux Mint 19.x only, you need the libfaudio0 library to run the following command to install from a third-party repository.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cybermax-dexter/sdl2-backport
5.) Finally, use the command to install Wine 6.0.
sudo apt update && sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-stable
Launch the Software & Updates utility and[Other Software]You can remove the PPA by navigating to the tab.
To remove wine 6.0, run the command in the terminal.
sudo apt remove --auto-remove winehq-stable