Taking much of the pain out of using Wine, PlayOnLinux is a must-have application for any Linux gamer. Providing automated installation scripts for dozens of games – and a wide variety of other software including Google Sketchup, Photoshop and AutoCAD – this program is worth checking out if you’re dependent on Windows software but prefer Linux overall.
Installing Windows software with Wine never seems quite as simple as it sounds. Try getting your favorite software working and you’ll quickly discover that certain software works with certain Wine releases but not with others, and that a lot of software requires you first install Internet Explorer or manually find and install various DLLs.
PlayOnLinux avoids this hassle by automatically doing everything necessary for you to run particular Windows programs on Linux.
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