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    Wine Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to Wine for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is PlayOnLinux - PlayOnMac, 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 Proton (Free, Open Source), CrossOver (Paid), Bottles (Free, Open Source) and Darling (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 15, 2022
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    Wine is a free, open source application for running Windows software on operating systems that are normally not supported....
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    1. PlayOnLinux is a graphical frontend for the Wine software compatibility layer which allows Linux and Mac users to install Windows-based video games, Microsoft Office (2000 to 2010), Microsoft Internet Explorer, as well as many other applications.
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      Most users think PlayOnLinux - PlayOnMac is a great alternative to Wine.
      vXtreniusX PlayOnLinux uses wine technology in a simple, easy to use user interface.
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    2. Proton is a tool for use with the Steam client which allows games which are exclusive to Windows to run on Linux kernel and macOS operating systems.
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      Almost everyone thinks Proton is a great alternative to Wine.
      OKTAYMERCAN Steam have build in proton so you can run your games with steam on linux.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      Proton is much easier to use than wine, you only download it with Steam and ready without many settings.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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      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 2 years ago

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      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 3 years ago

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      CrossOver allows you to install many popular Windows applications and games on your Intel OS X Mac or Linux computer.
      Most users think CrossOver is a great alternative to Wine.
    3. Bottles is an application designed for elementary OS (but works on all GNU/Linux distributions), which helps in managing wineprefix.
    4. Run macOS applications on Linux.
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    5. Q4Wine is a qt4 GUI for wine that will help you manage wine prefixes and installed...
      Most users think Q4wine is a great alternative to Wine.
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      Vineyard is a collection of tools and libraries designed to make managing Windows programs on Linux easier. More specifically, it aims to improve the integration of Wine and the Free Desktop and to make it easier to create programs and tools that integrate with Wine.
      Some users think Vineyard is a great alternative to Wine, some don't.
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      Run Linux programs on macOS, a different Linux distro, or a different architecture.
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      WinConn simplifies creation, management and desktop integration of remote windows applications in Ubuntu Linux. It uses RemoteApp technology, implemented by FreeRDP project to provide seamless user experience.
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      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.
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