Install WINE 3 in Linux

WINE 3 brings Microsoft Office 2013 and via a better architecture, higher levels of compatibility for native Windows executables than ever. Here’s how to install the latest WINE on Linux.


  1. Install WINE repo
    apt-key add Release.key
    apt-add-repository ''
  2. Choose one or both of winehq-devel or winehq-stable.
    apt install --install-recommends winehq-devel
    • --install-recommends is important or you’ll get lots of errors messages on trying to install.

Which WINE versions are available?

You can see which WINE versions are available with

apt-cache policy winehq-devel
apt-cache policy winehq-stable

WINE Notes

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Written by Michael Hirsch, Ph.D. //