How to Install PlayonLinux on a Linux System


PlayOnLinux is a graphical interface for software compatibility layer that enables Linux users to install Windows-based video games, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Internet Explorer, as well as many other programs including Apple iTunes and Safari. you will learn how to Install PlayOnLinux on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS using a Step by Step Process. With the ultimate objective of being able to see and Run Windows Software and Games in Linux. The commands in this article will also work for  ubuntu 14.04, ubuntu 16.04, ubuntu 18.4, ubuntu 20.04, ubuntu 21 and ubuntu 22.04 versions. You can reference other useful articles here: How to install and Uninstall Discord in a Linux System and How to Overlay two files with UnionFs in a Linux System and How to install Windows Server 2022 on VirtualBox and How to run apps as an administrator on Windows 10 and Windows 11 The steps to install and start using PlayonLinux are as follow:

Step1: Update your Package Index

To be sure that libraries and all that is needed for fetching what we need is up to date run the command below:

sudo apt update
package index

Step2: Install PlayonLinux

By executing the following command after the new packages have loaded in the Ubuntu 22.04 repository, you can install PlayOnLinux:

sudo apt install playonlinux
installation process

Step 3: Verify Installation Of PlayOnLinux

Verify the installation by checking the version of newly installed PlayOnLinux:

playonlinux --version
playonlinux version

Launch PlayonLinux

We can either check our apps and launch from there or use the terminal, to launch using terminal type the command:

playonLinux Launched


PlayonLinux enables Linux users to install Windows-based video games, Microsoft Office and others and the steps to install it and start using are all outlined above.

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