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Winepak Could Make it Easier to Install Windows Apps on Linux

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It might soon be easier to install your favourite Windows apps on Linux, thanks to a fledgling new project.

It’s called Winepak and, as you might guess from the name, it’s focused on packaging Wine applications as Flatpak bundles for faster, fuss-free use.

So, rather than you having to head out and find, installer, open it with Wine, and jog through the various steps needed to install it correctly you’d simply install an application from Winepak.

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Winepak Is A Flatpak Repository For Windows (Wine) Games

  • Winepak Is A Flatpak Repository For Windows (Wine) Games And Applications

    Winepak is a Flatpak repository for Microsoft Windows applications bundled with Wine. Its aim is to "make installing and running [Windows / Wine] applications Just Work", by including the runtimes required to run the software / game under Linux (Wine, etc.).

    As some of you might already know, Wine is a compatibility layer that allows running Microsoft Windows applications and games on Unix systems. Simply running Windows software / games using Wine doesn't always work on Linux - sometimes you need to install additional libraries, use a different Wine version than the one installed on your system, and so on.

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