Wine provides Linux users with the ability to run Windows software outside of the domain of Microsoft. As such, it can aid your transition away from Windows, less bound by platform exclusive software.
Wine isn’t perfect, though. Some programs take some work to get moving, while others won’t work at all. That being said, the steps below will maximize your chances of running Windows program on your Linux box.
Why Doesn’t My Program Run?
Suffice to say, there are many DLLs that Wine provides equivalents of. There is a chance that Wine has mistakes in its implementations. Wine might not even have one in the first place! These are the main reasons behind why Windows programs misbehave or refuse to work under Linux. As such, the steps below aim to get Wine’s implementations as close to Windows as possible.
Install Programs With PlayOnLinux
While installing a program using PlayOnLinux almost always ensures smooth running, you might not find what you want in their catalogue. But head to the downloads page and try it out first.
What’s Your Wine Architecture?
Like Windows, both Linux and Wine have different versions of themselves designed for specific computer architectures. You’re probably using a 64-bit version of Linux, and so by default the 64-bit version of Wine.