PlayOnLinux is a graphical front end interface for Wine. And if you don’t know already, Wine is popular software that allows many Windows applications to run on a Linux system. The problem with Wine is that you sometimes have to do quite a bit of configuration to get a particular application to run; we even have quite a few guides about it on this site.
PlayOnLinux basically hides the complexity of Wine to the user, giving you a graphical interface to work with and automating the installation of many popular applications. Contrast this with just using Wine itself, where you’d inevitably be working with the command line more and have to fiddle around with configuration settings to get stuff working right.
In this guide, we’ll show you how to install PlayOnLinux on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa, as well as go through a rundown of how to install some games and software that you’d ordinarily only find available on Windows.
In this tutorial you will learn:
- How to install PlayOnLinux with command line or GUI
- How to install an app or game within PlayOnLinux