Getting Started with Wine

A lot of people make the mistake of downloading Wine and expecting it to work out of the box with their Windows applications. It should be noted that Wine is simply a compatibility layer by itself; it does not include the necessary drivers and library files needed to run most Windows applications.

That’s where applications like PlayOnLinux and WineTricks come in to play. They add the necessary drivers and library files required to run most Windows applications. In this article I’m going to give you a quick overview of these applications and their capabilities.

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