Wine 4.0 Released With New Features: Run Windows Apps On Linux Efficiently


With Microsoft’s initiative to bring Linux Bash Shell on Windows 10, the Windows users are now able to run their favorite Linux tools on their current operating system. But what if you need to run full-fledged Windows apps and games on a Linux distro?

In that case, a software like Wine is really helpful. The developers of this utility have recently released the new version, i.e., 4.0, with lots of features. Wine 4.0 is the result of a year of development effort.

If you’re interested in numbers, Wine 4.0 brings more than 6,000 changes after seven weekly release candidates. The biggest changes include:

  • Support for game controllers
  • Vulkan support
  • Direct3D 12 support
  • High-DPI support on Android

It’s worth noting that to get the advantage of Direct3D 12 support, you’d need the vkd3d library and a Vulkan-capable graphics card.

You can read the complete Wine 4.0 release announcement here on Wine blog. To download the latest release, visit this link.

Also Read: Linux 5.0 Is Finally Arriving In March
Adarsh Verma

Adarsh Verma

Fossbytes co-founder and an aspiring entrepreneur who keeps a close eye on open source, tech giants, and security. Get in touch with him by sending an email — [email protected]
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