Install WINE 2.x in Linux

WINE 2.x brings Microsoft Office 2013 and via a better architecture higher levels of compatibility for native Windows executables than ever.

WINE 2.x install procedure

This should work in Debian and Ubuntu Linux

  1. install WINE repo

     wget https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/Release.key
     apt-key add Release.key
     apt-add-repository 'https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/'
    
  2. install WINE prereqs

     apt install libasound2-plugins:i386
    
  3. Now choose one or both of winehq-devel or winehq-stable.

     apt install winehq-devel
    

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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