PlayOnLinux 4.2.5 Adds Compatibility with Debian 8 & Mac OS 10.10

Last updated: September 8, 2014

Install PlayOnLinux Ubuntu

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

Install the latest wine in ubuntu

2. Then install PlayOnLinux from its repository. For Ubuntu 12.04, replace trusty with precise in the code.

wget -q "" -O- | sudo apt-key add -

sudo wget -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install playonlinux

Install the latest PlayOnLinux in Ubuntu

For Debian, Fedora and other Linux Distributions see the official download page.


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