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Wine- Run Windows Applications and Games in Kali Linux

Run Windows Applications in Linux (Kali Linux, Parrot, Debian Distros)

Hi Geeks,

This post was prepared for teach you how to run windows software in Linux. I am using wine software for running windows software in Linux.


  • What is Wine?
  • Wine Supported Applications
  • Install Wine

What is Wine?

Wine is a free and open-source compatibility layer that aims to allow application software and computer games developed for Microsoft Windows to run on Unix-like operating systems.

Wine supported Windows Applications and Games:

Visit Wines official site. Here Wine supported apps and games are listed here.

Install wine:


  • Enable 32 bit packages.
  • Download Repository key
  • Add Wine repos to source list
  • Update your System
  • Download Wine Packages
  • Run Wine

Enable 32 bit packages (if you haven’t already):

Open a terminal and run the following commands for enabling 32 bit packages.

mk007@linuxlia:~# sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386

Download Repository Key:

Now download and install the repository key in your system.

mk007@linuxlia:~# sudo wget -nc https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/winehq.key
mk007@linuxlia:~# sudo apt-key add winehq.key

Add wine repos to source list:

Add the official wine repository to your source list for accessing it’s packages.

Brief blog about Repositories.

In run the following command for opening source list.

mk007@linuxlia:~# sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

Here add the following  wine repositories and save the list.

deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/debian/ buster main
deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/debian/ bullseye main

Press Ctrl+O and hit enter for saving the file.

Press Ctrl+X for exit.

Update your System:

Now run the update command for downloading the official wine packages.

mk007@linuxlia:~$ sudo apt-get update

Install Wine Packages:

Finally your system is compatible to download the wine.

Open a terminal and run the following apt command for installing wine on your system.

mk007@linuxlia:~$ sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-stable

Alright, now the wine was successfully installed.

Run wine:

Its the time to run lagy windows softwares in Linux.

Open the terminal and switch the directory to where was that software located and run the command in following format.

mk007@linuxlia:~$ sudo wine 'Software Name'

Software was started to execute,

Finally your system is ready to run Windows applications and games.


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