Wine Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to Wine for Linux if you are looking to replace it. The most popular Linux alternative is Small PlayOnLinux iconPlayOnLinux, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Wine and 14 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Wine are Small Proton iconProton (Free, Open Source), Small CrossOver iconCrossOver (Paid), Small Q4wine iconQ4wine (Free, Open Source) and Small Darling iconDarling (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated May 5, 2021

    • PlayOnLinux (PlayOnMac at http://www.playonmac. View 30 alternatives to PlayOnLinux
      Most users think PlayOnLinux is a great alternative to Wine.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Wine
      • FreeBSD
      PlayOnLinux vs Wine
      pros, cons and recent comments
      vXtreniusX PlayOnLinux uses wine technology in a simple, easy to use user interface.
      Positive comment 6 months ago

    • Proton is a tool for use with the Steam client which allows games which are exclusive to Windows to run on... View 19 alternatives to Proton
      Almost everyone thinks Proton is a great alternative to Wine.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      • Steam
      Proton vs Wine
      pros, cons and recent comments
      OKTAYMERCAN Steam have build in proton so you can run your games with steam on linux.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      Proton is much easier to use than wine, you only download it with Steam and ready without many settings.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      Steam's doing a good job with Proton. If he keeps creating his improvements, he may be a perfect fit for windows app executions.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      In truth, Proton facilitates the usage of Wine by "auto-configuring" it. For Linux newbies, this program makes for a great shortcut to run most (not all) Windows games on Linux, insofar as the digital rights protection system that ships With the game allows for it. DRM blocking a game running on Wine is no less a hindrance for Proton than it is if one were to set up Wine themselves.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago



    • CrossOver allows you to install many popular Windows applications and games on your Intel OS X Mac or Linux computer. View 22 alternatives to CrossOver
      Most users think CrossOver is a great alternative to Wine.
      • Mac
      • Linux
      • Android
      • Chrome OS
    • Q4Wine is a qt4 GUI for wine that will help you manage wine prefixes and installed applications View 19 alternatives to Q4wine
      Most users think Q4wine is a great alternative to Wine.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Wine
    • Darling — macOS translation layer for Linux Fast Darling runs macOS software directly without using a hardware emulator. View 19 alternatives to Darling
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
    • Steam emulator that emulates steam online features. Lets you play games that use the steam multiplayer APIs on a LAN without steam or an internet connection. View 20 alternatives to Goldberg Emulator
      No screenshots yet
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Steam
      Goldberg Emulator vs Wine
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Goldberg Emulator does not allow you to run Windows programs on Linux/Mac. It is a modification for Steam.
      Negative comment 6 months ago

    • Vineyard is a collection of tools and libraries designed to make managing Windows programs on Linux easier. View 13 alternatives to Vineyard
      Some users think Vineyard is a great alternative to Wine, some don't.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
    • Run Linux programs on macOS, a different Linux distro, or a different architecture. View 12 alternatives to Karton
      No screenshots yet
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
    • WinConn simplifies creation, management and desktop integration of remote windows applications in Ubuntu Linux. View 23 alternatives to WinConn
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
    • Boxedwine is an emulator that runs Windows applications. It achieves this by running an unmodified 32-bit version of Wine, and emulating the Linux kernel and CPU. View 2 alternatives to Boxedwine
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
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