Wine is an open source software that allows users to install and run Microsoft Windows applications and games on Linux Operating System. Wine is one of the most active developments in open source, Wine has many improvements lately and support for more games and applications. Recently Wine development team has been released Wine 1.7.40 with various bug fixes and improvements. So whats new in this Wine Latest Released ?


  • Support for kernel job objects.
  • Various fixes to the ListView control.
  • Better support for OOB data in Windows Sockets.
  • Support for DIB images in the OLE data cache.
  • Improved support for MSI patches.
  • Some fixes for ACL file permissions.
  • Various bug fixes.


For full list you can head to the official page.

How to Install/Upgrade Wine 1.7.40

Easiest way to install/upgrade Wine to the latest version is through the PPAs, If you wish to Upgrade your Wine, first uninstall the older version with this command :

$ sudo apt-get remove --purge wine

and Add the latest repository to install wine :

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install wine1.7 winetricks

Now you can check your wine version using this command :

$ wine --version

That’s all for my quick post today, i hope this post help you a lot. Thank you !

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