PlayOnLinux, Win’s graphical interface

In the next article I will introduce you to an application for Linux, and included in the Ubuntu Software Center, With which we can install native games of Windows or applications in our operating system.

PlayOnLinux is a fully graphical interface of Wine, free and easily installable from the app store Ubuntu, So installing it will not bring us any kind of problem. To install it we just have to go to ‘ Software Centerfrom our distro and type PlayOnLinux, then select it from the list and click on the install button.



Once installed and in your first execution, The application is will downloadthe files needed for proper operation.


From this application, and as long as we have the CD or ISO image of what we want to install, we can do so simply by selecting them from the list of supported applications conveniently organized by categories:

PlayOnLinux graphical interface

Then we just have to follow the installation instructions which he will give us PlayOnLinux to finally be able to enjoy games and programs only supported by Windows. Among the best known compatible games we should highlight the following:

  • Age of empires I
  • Age of empires II and expansion
  • Alien Breed
  • Alone in the Dark
  • Assassin’s Creed
  • BMW M3 Challenger
  • Blur
  • Caesar III
  • Call of Duty
  • counter Strike
  • Dead Space
  • And a great list of compatible titles.

between the most important applicationsto emphasize it is necessary to enumerate the following:

  • Microsoft office 2007
  • iTunes 7
  • Windows Media Player 10
  • Fireworks
  • Microsoft Paint
  • Internet Explorer
  • safari
  • Dreamweaver 8
  • Notepad
  • And much more

As you can see one indispensable application for anyone who still depends on software only available for Windows, And another good excuse to end up going into the world of free operating systems based on Linux. More information – How to install themes in gnome-shell, (including two themes)

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