Bottles: An alternative application for the easy management of Wine

Bottles: An alternative application for the easy management of Wine

Bottles: An alternative application for the easy management of Wine

although many GNU / Linux users (Linuxeros) they tend to prefer to keep their Free and open operating systems away from any proprietary, closed and commercial application, there are usually some who for various reasons, personal or work, resort to various mechanisms or software tools that allow the use of them, especially Windows applications (WinApps).

Therefore, this time we will talk about one not so well known, but very useful and practical open source app that facilitates the installation and use of Windows apps and games about GNU / Linux using WineCalled "Bottles".

Bottles: Run WinApps on Linux using Wine

Bottles: Run WinApps on Linux using Wine

What is Bottles?

According to his Official website"Bottles" It is described as:

"An application to easily run Windows software on Linux using Bottles."

However, we can add, the following to expand knowledge about it:

"Is UAn application that allows you to easily manage wine prefixes (wineprefixes) in our favorite GNU / Linux distributions.

Finally, it is good to make it clear that, "Wineprefixes" are environments in which it is possible to run Windows through Wine. And Wine is a compatibility layer capable of running applications from Windows. For this reason, "Bottles" consider the "Wineprefixes"bottles. Taking into account, of course, the analogy that, in theory, wine should be in bottles.

Bottles: Features

 

Features

Among the most important or notable are the following:

  • It is an intuitive software.
  • Easy to download and install.
  • It is going for its stable version 3.0.8, dated 08/03/2021.
  • It is multilanguage, although especially in Spanish, the translation is not complete.
  • It is available in the following file formats: AppImage, FlatHub, Compressed (Tar.gz).
  • Its installation file in any format is relatively small (+/- 2MB for FlatHub and +/- 0,4MB for AppImage), but that only includes the graphical interface, the splash screen, and a few other basics. The rest are usually downloaded during the installation and configuration of each bottle. This usually includes Wine components and others such as Gecko.

Personally, what I liked the most about "Bottles" is the friendly and intuitive interface, which allows us to create a bottle easily, indicating if we want it to be created with a configuration profile to install a application or  game, or failing that customize the configuration of the Bottle.

Bottles: Download, Installation and Screenshots

Download, Installation and Screenshots

For download we can go to your official download section, where we can download it in its various formats. While, to facilitate its installation we can visit the following link, which offers us the different methods according to each available format.

And to learn more about how the application is inside, we offer you the following screenshots so that you can explore its functions and scope:

Home Screen

Home Screen

 

First screenshot of the main menu

First screenshot of the main menu

Second main menu screenshot: Task Manager option

Second screenshot of the main menu

 

Third screenshot of the main menu: Import and Export option

Third screenshot of the main menu

Fourth screenshot of the main menu: Preferences option

Fourth screenshot of the main menu

Fourth screenshot of the main menu

 

Create a Bottle: Home Screen

Create a Bottle

 

First screenshot of the Created Bottle configuration menu: Bottle Option

First screenshot of the Created Bottle configuration menu

Second screenshot of the Created Bottle configuration menu: Preferences option

Second screenshot of the Created Bottle configuration menu

 

Third screenshot of the Created Bottle configuration menu: Dependencies option

Third screenshot of the Created Bottle configuration menu

Fourth screenshot of the Created Bottle configuration menu: Programs option

Fourth screenshot of the Created Bottle configuration menu

At this point, the only thing left is that if you liked it and need it or want to try it, download it, try it and enjoy it.

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Conclusion

We hope this "useful little post" about «Botellas (Bottles)», an excellent and useful open source application created to facilitate the installation and use of Windows applications (WinApps) on Linux using Wine; is of great interest and utility, for the entire «Comunidad de Software Libre y Código Abierto» and of great contribution to the diffusion of the wonderful, gigantic and growing ecosystem of applications of «GNU/Linux».

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  1.   Richard Xavier said

    When comparing it with CrossOver and PlayOnLinux or Phoenicis POL or Proton, which will be their differences, which will be better, which will have more compatibility ...

    1.    Linux PostInstall said

      Greetings, Javier. Thanks for your comment. I can't tell you for sure, but it's a very good question and a good topic for a future post. For the rest, since all these apps are based on the use of Wine, he believed that if one learns to configure Wine natively, very well, because that would be ideal or at least sufficient, in terms of performance and compatibility.