Linux has come a long way over the years and decent alternatives have been created for many Windows applications. However, you may still find some old software that you need to run or maybe just wanna play a game which hasn’t yet been ported to Linux.

What is PlayOnLinux ?

PlayOnLinux is a piece of software which allows you to easily install and use numerous games and apps designed to run with Microsoft Windows.

Few games are compatible with GNU/Linux at the moment and it certainly is a factor preventing the migration to this system. PlayOnLinux brings a cost-free, accessible and efficient solution to this problem.

What are PlayOnLinux’s features?
  • – You don’t have to own a Windows® license to use PlayOnLinux.
  • – PlayOnLinux is based on Wine, and so profits from all its features yet it keeps the user from having to deal with its complexity.
  • – PlayOnLinux is free software.
  • – PlayOnLinux uses Bash and Python.

 

How to install PlayOnLinux on Fedora 20?

First of all, install the PlayOnLinux repository. Open a terminal and type these commands:

(you need wget which it isn’t installed by default in Fedora:)
sudo yum install wget

Now go to yum repo directory and download this file:
cd /etc/yum.repos.d
sudo wget http://rpm.playonlinux.com/playonlinux.repo

Install PlayOnLinux. Notice, it will download about 300MB worth of packages so get your patience in place:
sudo yum install playonlinux

Run PlayOnLinux:
playonlinux

If you get this error:
which: no gpg in (/usr/lib64/qt-3.3/bin:/usr/lib64/ccache:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/sbin:/home/main/.local/bin:/home/main/bin)

Install GnuPG:
sudo yum install gnupg

Using PlayOnLinux

There are some applications and games pre-configured from which to choose from:

playonlinux-main
 

playonlinux-main2

There is also the option to install non-listed applications:

playonlinux2 playonlinux7

Install Windows Games and Applications on Fedora Linux 20
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