How to Install PlayOnLinux on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

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How to Install PlayOnLinux on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS


PlayOnLinux is a graphical frontend based on the Wine compatibility layer. Linux users can install Windows applications and games as well as Apple iTunes and Safari using PlayOnLinux. You can download it for free and install it easily. PlayOnLinux automatically hides Wine’s complexity and makes it easy for compatible software and games to be installed. Let’s get into the installation process.


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Our example is based on an Ubuntu instance with GUI installed. Here is a link that will guide you to installing Ubuntu’s GUI if you do not already have it installed.


Now open your terminal and run the following commands to update your system.


# apt-get update && apt-get upgrade -y


Install PlayOnLinux


With APthe T package manager, you can install this with a single command.



# sudo apt-get install playonlinux


Then run the following command to open PlayOnLinux via your terminal


# playonlinux


It can also be found in the application menu after the installation process.



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PlayOnLinux is a free and open-source software that allows you to easily install and run Windows applications on Linux distributions such as Ubuntu.

You can install PlayOnLinux on Ubuntu by opening the terminal and running the following command:

sudo apt-get install playonlinux

PlayOnLinux supports a wide range of Windows applications, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, and many popular games for example World of Warcraft and League of Legends.

Yes, PlayOnLinux allows you to install custom Wine versions and configure them for each individual Windows application.

To add a new Windows application in PlayOnLinux, click on the “Install” button in the main window, select “Install a non-listed program,” and follow the prompts to install the application.

Yes, PlayOnLinux can be used with other Linux distributions besides Ubuntu, including Debian, Fedora, and Arch Linux.

 Some common issues with PlayOnLinux include compatibility issues with certain Windows applications, performance issues, and problems with sound or graphics.

To troubleshoot issues with PlayOnLinux, you can try updating to the latest version, installing the latest graphics drivers, or checking the PlayOnLinux forums for solutions to specific issues.

 Yes, PlayOnLinux is legal to use as it uses Wine, an open-source compatibility layer, to run Windows applications on Linux. However, it is important to note that not all Windows applications may be legally installed or used on Linux.

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