PlayOnLinux reached to version 4.2.4, Install in Ubuntu/Linux Mint via PPA

Install PlayonLinux in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty/14.10/12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 17/13/and other related Ubuntu derivatives

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

playonlinuxplayonlinux-2Many other popular apps are available

playonlinux-3Manually install Apps/Games

playonlinux-4Main 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.

Nevertheless, PlayOnLinux has some bugs:

Occasional performance decrease (image may be less fluid and graphics less detailed).
Not all apps/games are supported. Nevertheless, you can use our manual installation module.

Changes in this version:

New support and feedback system, easier to use
Links to social networks
4.2.3 regresion fixed in run_exe module
Fix for Python version “2.7”
POL_SetupWindow_shortcut_creator: always suggest unused shortcut names; If user chooses an already used name, warn before overwrite (#3770)
Fix for “Error 427” http://www.playonlinux.com/en/topic-11490-Error_427.html regression in 4.2.2 (functions override)
Fix IE3 icon extraction
Debugger: if behind by too many lines, skip displaying some (…skipped n lines…) to keep up
wineserver not in path problem fixed again (debian bug, but they won’t fix it)
Fix “Open a shell” to enable the wine version of the prefix
New attempt at fixing download gauge overflow
Do not totally silence gpg import errors
Allow POL_SetupWindow_textbox to accept an extra max length parameter
Limit bug reports title to 80 characters
Virtual drive removal: use os.lstat() instead of os.stat() to check for broken rights (reported by Xenos5)
change of Wine version used in a virtual drive: kill running wineserver after asking for permission
Removing PlayOnLinux_Online
Corefonts are now managed as any other POL_Call package. (Debian.lib is consequently no longer needed)
Removing installation process of missing gecko and mono at startup. It should not happen anymore
Cleaner way to save panel position
Fix a bug in GetSettings() where the value contain the equal (‘=’) character
Removing IRC
Icones install can now be bigger than 22×22

To install PlayOnLinux in Ubuntu 14.04/14.10/12.04/Linux Mint 17/13 open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the terminal:
Terminal Commands:
~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/apps
~$ sudo apt-get update
~$ sudo apt-get install playonlinux

Done!

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