PlayOnLinux Reached to 4.2.6, Install Windows Apps And Games In Ubuntu Linux

playonlinux 4.2.6 released, install windows games on ubuntu linux

PlayOnLinux is a software designed to install Windows applications and games on Linux. The team released PlayOnLinux 4.2.6 recently with several improvements and bug fixes that make it more stable and useful. Let’s install it on Ubuntu and other Ubuntu derivatives.


We’ve written tutorials installing and using Wine but PlayOnLinux automates the tedious process and makes the Windows apps/games installation easier than Wine. PlayOnLinux has a simple click to install process. Choose the software/game that you want to install and click install. It is really easy!

Playonlinux 4.2.6 released, install in ubuntu

Key Features Of PlayOnLinux

  • You don’t have to own a Windows license to use PlayOnLinux.
  • PlayOnLinux is based on Wine, and so profits from all its features yet it keeps the user from having to deal with its complexity.
  • PlayOnLinux is free software.
  • PlayOnLinux uses Bash and Python.

What’s New In PlayOnLinux 4.2.6?

But in this release following changes have been made available –

  • Use $ POL_TERM more Consistently, allow POL_TERM global configuration override. Beware, the carrier must terminal -T and -e options, so gnome-terminal Does not Qualify (gnome-terminal.wrapper Does though)
  • Add a function to compute a hash of a POL_Wine_VersionSignature Wine Package
  • Python version string extraction hardening (# 4895)
  • POL_System_PartInfo APPROBATION thru mount filesystems point INSTEAD of the device (Btrfs subvolumes compatibility)
  • Modify bash / document_reader to pass extra arguments Unchanged (http://www.playonlinux.com/en/topic-12519-Pass_arguments_to_PDFXChange_Viewer.html )
  • Remove “skipped lines” messages When The debugger gets the focus back
  • POL_Shortcut: do not overwrite $ binary logging to Improve
  • mainwindow: make boxen alert child of the main window So They cannot get lost behind –other windows
  • Prevent POL_Download_Resource clobbering $ APP_ANSWER
  • Critical error: wget throwing SSL error when Install Components uses wget (bug 5002)

Install/Update PlayOnLinux 4.2.6 In Ubuntu

You can download and install the below PlayOnLinux.deb file.

Alternative installing PlayOnLinux 4.2.6 in Ubuntu.

For the Trusty version

Type the following commands:

$ wget -q "http://deb.playonlinux.com/public.gpg" -O- | sudo apt-key add -

$ sudo wget http://deb.playonlinux.com/playonlinux_trusty.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install playonlinux

For the Saucy version

Type the following commands:

$ wget -q "http://deb.playonlinux.com/public.gpg" -O- | sudo apt-key add -

$ sudo wget http://deb.playonlinux.com/playonlinux_saucy.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install playonlinux

For the Precise version

Type the following commands:

$ wget -q "http://deb.playonlinux.com/public.gpg" -O- | sudo apt-key add -

$ sudo wget http://deb.playonlinux.com/playonlinux_precise.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install playonlinux

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