PlayOnLinux – Install windows Software & games in Ubuntu

As Ubuntu is the most emerging desktop operating system. It almost provides all utilities and software that a end user require but there are still some application and games that we can not installed on Ubuntu , Using PlayOnLinux we can install windows applications and your favourite windows games on Ubuntu.

PlayOnLinux is frontend GUI tool ,which uses wine in the backened. It is an opensoure tool , which doesn’t require any windows license. In this article first we will install playonlinux in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and then we will try to install windows applications & games using this software.

Steps To Install PlayOnLinux in Ubuntu 14.04

Step:1 Open the terminal & Type the below Commands

# sudo apt-get update
# sudo apt-get install playonlinux

Note : During installation, you will be asked to accept EULA.

OR
Open the Synaptic Package Manager , search playonlinux in the search box as shown below :
synaptic package manager playonlinux

Select playonlinux and Click on Apply .

Step:2 Now Access the PlayOnLinux

access playonlinux

Click on PlayOnLinux Image

Below Screen will appear when when we start playonlinux first time.

first-time-playonlinux

Click On Next….

playonlinux-wizard

Click on Next…. Now Installation is finished.

Now Install Windows Software Using PlayOnLinux…

Step:1 Start the Playonlinux , click on “Install a program” as shown below :

playonlinux-startup

Step:2 Select the Application that you want to install, in  my case i am installing IE 8. Jusr Double Click on the icon.

internet-explorer-8

Step:3 Installation of IE 8 started , click on next.

IE-8-installation

Downloading-IE-8

Step:4 Click on Next…

install-Internet-explorer-8

accept-IE-8-license

Click on “I accept”

Step:5 IE8 installation completed , click on “ Restart now

restart-now-IE8

Step:6 Now Access IE8 , just select IE8 & Click on run ,as shown below

access-IE8

5 Responses

  1. A user says:

    That is a lovely idea in theory and in you test for IE but I have found that in reality, the programs and games one really wants to play with or needs for work do not install correctly or at all via POL or WINE.

    To bad because there are only a few programs that are keeping me from being able to move my work computer from Win7 to linux..

    • Addi says:

      Not to bash your comment, though I myself run ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and yet still manage to play intensive games like skyrim, fallout, etc. and still receive high fps… and as for programs, you can still get a mast majority to run nearly flawlessly if you know what your doing, or dedicate some time to google, or preferred forums to review others experiences. You’d be surprised. 🙂

  2. Linnea says:

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  3. Dr. Richard Heade says:

    Why have you demonstrated installing IE 8, the whole idea of using Ububntu/Linux is to get away from downloading and installing ANY Microsoft rubbish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. kris says:

    Thx for posting this. I have to use IE for work purposes (no work arounds at all) I recently installed as instructed but It won’t launch to the internet. I tried debugging still no go. Is there anything else that I can do ? Any help would be appreciated.

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