How to use recent version of Wine in Ubuntu

From time to time I use Wine to play some Good Old Games but I experienced annoying problems while using touchpad when tried to play on notebook. Solution was to install recent version from Latest official WineHQ releases.

To do this add PPA repository and update package index:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update

Check for package name:

$ aptitude search "?origin(LP-PPA-ubuntu-wine)"
p   wine1.3       - Microsoft Windows Compatibility Layer (Binary Emulator and Library)
p   wine1.3-dbg   - Microsoft Windows Compatibility Layer (debugging symbols)        
p   wine1.3-dev   - Microsoft Windows Compatibility Layer (Development files)        
p   wine1.3-gecko - Microsoft Windows Compatibility Layer (Web Browser)              

Install it using command:

$ sudo apt-get install wine1.3

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Milosz is a Linux Foundation Certified Engineer working for a successful Polish company as a system administrator and a long time supporter of Free Software Foundation and Debian operating system. He is also open for new opportunities and challenges.