Did you know you can run many Windows programs right through Ubuntu Linux. Use a program called “Wine”.
To install Wine:
- Go to the Ubuntu Sofware Center and find “Wine”.
- Install Wine – Wine is now installed.
Getting Wine to open exe files by default
Tip/Warning: If you do not do the second section of steps, Ubuntu will attempt to open exe files using the “File Roller” application. Here is how to fix that.
- Then open a terminal and type:
sudo gedit ~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list
- When in gedit, add the following text to the bottom:
Congratulations, you can now double click on exe files for Windows and open them with Wine.