PlayOnLinux is a piece of software which allows you to easily install and use numerous games and apps designed to run with Microsoft Windows.
To install PlayOnLinux 4.0 open a terminal window (press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy+paste the following lines:
wget -q "http://deb.playonlinux.com/public.gpg" -O- | sudo apt-key add -
sudo wget http://deb.playonlinux.com/playonlinux_natty.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install playonlinux
To start PlayOnLinux press Alt+F2 and type: playonlinux
What are PlayOnLinux’s features?
Here is a non-exhaustive list of the interesting points to know:
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.