Wine 1.7.51 Released, Install/Upgrade In Ubuntu/Linux Mint

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Wine is an Open Source, command line and most popular software that allows users to install and run Microsoft Windows applications and games on Linux. Wine Team recently released Wine 1.7.51 development version with many bug fixes and improvements. Let’s see what’s new in this release.


Wine is one of the most active developments in open source. It often sees a new release with several bug fixes, improvements, and support for new games. Recently Wine 1.7.51 has been released with various bug fixes and improvements. Let’s look at them –

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What’s New In Wine 1.7.51 Development Release?
  • XAudio2 implementation using OpenAL Soft.
  • Support for the new Universal C Runtime DLL.
  • Dropdown menu support in the standard Open Dialog.
  • Grayscale rendering mode in DirectWrite.
  • Various bug fixes.

For the full list of changes please visit the official changelog.

How To Install/Update Wine 1.7.51 In Ubuntu/Linux Mint Or Other Derivatives?

Wine 1.7.51 on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr (LTS), Ubuntu 13.10/13.04/12.04, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Peppermint Five, Deepin 2014, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0, Linux Lite 2.2 and other Ubuntu derivative systems. The easiest way to install/update wine latest version is using PPA.

Uninstall Old Version Of Wine

If you have installed an older version, first uninstall using the below command –

$ sudo apt-get remove –purge wine
Add the repository and Install Wine 1.7.51 –
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install wine1.7 winetricks
Congratulation! You’ve installed/upgraded Wine.

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