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WineXS – Simple graphical environment to configure Wine

Posted by madhavkobal on 20/08/2009

Wine is an Open Source implementation of the Windows API on top of X and Unix.Think of Wine as a compatibility layer for running Windows programs. Wine does not require Microsoft Windows, as it is a completely free alternative implementation of the Windows API consisting of 100% non-Microsoft code, however Wine can optionally use native Windows DLLs if they are available. Wine provides both a development toolkit for porting Windows source code to Unix as well as a program loader, allowing many unmodified Windows programs to run on x86-based Unixes, including Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris.

WineXS allows you to easily configure Wine by installing and removing software, editing the registry, managing files, and more.

Install WineXS in Ubuntu

first you need to download the file from where you want to run this installation in this example i am using /home/user

$cd /home/user


Now you need to extract .tgz file using the following command

$tar xvzf winexs-1.4.2.tgz

Now you should be having winexs directory now you need to go into this directory

$cd winexs

Run the following command to run winexs


Once it opens you should see similar to the following screen,Here you can install,remove software,install system files,wine configuration

Software Installation screen

Install System files screen

Wine configuration screen


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