Wine, or “Wine Is Not an Emulator,” is a compatibility layer for Linux that allows one to run Windows Applications on Linux. Not every Windows application is guaranteed to work properly, if not at all. I installed Wine (stable) version 1.4.1.
This would involve one or more steps, depending upon my CPU architecture. I had been using CrunchBang 11/Debian 7 (Wheezy) 64-bit.
To install Wine on CrunchBang 11/Debian 7 (Wheezy) 32-bit via Terminal:
sudo apt-get install wine
For CrunchBang 11/Debian 7 (Wheezy) 64-bit:
sudo apt-get install wine && sudo dpkg
--add-architecture i386 sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install wine-bin:i386
To access the Wine configuration, which would probably prompt any further installation concerning Wine Gecko:
To install and run Winetricks (a Wine helper script for downloading runtime libraries):
sudo apt-get install winetricks winetricks
Winetricks is great, but a bit old-school for me. I’d rather use something called PlayOnLinux, which makes running applications in Wine a tad bit easier. To install and launch PlayOnLinux:
sudo apt-get install playonlinux playonlinux