Bottles is a popular application for Ubuntu users who want to run Windows applications on Linux. While the traditional method of installing Bottles involves adding a PPA repository and installing it through the terminal, it can also be installed using Flatpak. In this article, we will discuss how to install Bottles on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS using Flatpak.
Step 1: Install Flatpak
Before installing Bottles, you need to make sure that Flatpak is installed on your system. You can install Flatpak using the following command:
sudo apt-get install flatpak
Step 2: Add Flathub Repository
Bottles is available on Flathub, which is a repository of Flatpak applications. You need to add the Flathub repository to your system using the following command:
latpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
Step 3: Install Bottles
After adding the Flathub repository, you can proceed with installing Bottles using the following command:
sudo flatpak install flathub com.usebottles.bottles -y
This command will download and install Bottles on your system. It may take some time to complete depending on your internet speed.
Step 4: Launch Bottles
Once the installation is complete, you can launch Bottles from the applications menu or by running the following command:
flatpak run com.usebottles.bottles
Bottles will create the data file and install all required packages as shown above
Step 5: Create a bottle for running Windows Applications
You can create new Bottle as shown below
And select the Bottle environment as shown in the screenshot
Waiting until the Bottle created
Step 6: Install Windows Applications
To install Windows applications on Bottles, first, you need to download the installer file (.exe) of the application. Then, launch Bottles and click on the ‘Install’ button. Select the downloaded installer file and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
Installing Bottles on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS using Flatpak is a straightforward process. By following the above steps, you can easily install Bottles and run Windows applications on your Linux system.