PlayOnLinux, Wine GUI for installing Windows applications and games in Linux, has just released version 4.2.5 which added compatibility with Debian 8 & Mac OS 10.10.
PlayOnLinux is a graphical front-end for the Wine software compatibility layer which allows Linux users to install Windows-based video games, as well as many other applications such as Apple iTunes, Safari, Microsoft Office (2000 to 2010), Microsoft Internet Explorer. See a list of supported software.
The latest PlayOnLinux 4.2.5 was released with below changes:
- Fix reading/writing values containing ‘=’ symbol in configuration files
- Make POL_Wine_InstallFonts preserve current directory (regression since 4.2.3)
- Disable “Install” component button until a component is selected
- Compatibility with wxpython 3.0, Debian 8, Mac OS 10.10
- Mention URL in POL_Download and POL_Download_Resource error messages
- Add POL_Config_Win16 to check if the host can run win16 programs.
How to install PlayOnLinux:
For Ubuntu, you can install always install the latest PlayOnLinux via its official repository:
1. First of first install wine. Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, paste the commands below and run one by one:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install wine1.7:i386
2. Then install PlayOnLinux from its repository. For Ubuntu 12.04, replace trusty with precise in the code.
wget -q "http://deb.playonlinux.com/public.gpg" -O- | sudo apt-key add - sudo wget http://deb.playonlinux.com/playonlinux_trusty.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install playonlinux
For Debian, Fedora and other Linux Distributions see the official download page.