WineHQ 1.8/1.7 Versions for Ubuntu/Linux Mint via PPA

Install Wine 1.8/1.7 in Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial/15.10 Wily/15.04 Vivid/14.04 Trusty/Linux Mint 17.x/17/ and older version on Ubuntu 12.04/Mint 13

Wine lets you run Windows software on other operating systems. With Wine, you can install and run these applications just like you would in Windows. Wine enables Linux, Mac, FreeBSD, and Solaris users to run Windows applications without a copy of Microsoft Windows. Wine is free software under constant development. Other platforms may benefit as well.
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Changes in 1.8 release:

  • DirectWrite is implemented, and works for a number of applications.
  • Bold glyphs can be synthesized for outline fonts.
  • Vertical text uses the Unicode data tables for more accurate character ranges support.
  • Character tables are based on version 8.0.0 of the Unicode Standard.
  • The built-in Wingdings font contains more glyphs.
  • Unicode bracketing pairs are supported in Uniscribe.
  • The RichEdit control uses Uniscribe for more accurate text rendering.
  • Direct3D 11 is supported, to about the same level as Direct3D 10. Direct2D is supported.
  • PNG files can be encoded in interlaced mode.
  • Gamma information can be loaded from PNG files.
  • Various bug fixes.

Install Winehq 1.8.x via PPA in Ubuntu 15.10 Wily/16.04/15.10/15.04/14.04/Linux Mint 17.x/17 open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

Terminal Commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wine1.8 winetricks

Install Winehq 1.7.x via PPA in Ubuntu 15.10 Wily/15.10/15.04/14.04/Linux Mint 17.x/17 open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

Terminal Commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wine1.7 winetricks

That’s it

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