Free Linux Emulator to run Windows applications in Browser: BoxedWine

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BoxedWine is a free Linux emulator for Windows that emulates Wine in an isolated environment to run old Windows applications, especially games. The best part is that you can run those applications in browser in emulated mode. A lot of popular old games and applications are already ported, and you can test them on the main homepage of Boxedwine. However, if you want to do that on your PC then it might be a little tricky as it involves a lot of technical stuff.

With BoxedWine, you can even run 16-bit programs and application on Windows 10 PC in a few clicks. It lets you create a separate container for each application, and then you can run anyone of them in a click. You can put it on a server and let others play old games on your website like they used to play them on their PC. More importantly, you can use it t run some cool old programs that you used to run on Windows 95 or 98.

Free Linux Emulator to run Windows applications in Browser BoxedWine

Free Linux Emulator to run Windows applications in Browser: BoxedWine

This is a cross-platform software, and you can download it from here. After that, you just install it and run it. By default, it comes with an existing container that is a Minesweeper game known as WinMine. You just click on its icon on the main UI and simply run it. This is as simple as that.

WineMine in Action Boxedwine

If you have set up of some old Windows software, game, or any other program you want to run in BoxedWine then you can easily do that. Just simple go to the “Install” section.

BoxedWine Install

Choose the setup file and then create a container. After that, it will automatically launch it for you. In the same way, you can create other container for different software and games.

BoxedWine Running Custom Application

Now, the most fun part about this tool, that is running those software applications in browser. Well, as I already said that to do that, you’ll need some to some technical stuff. And the documentation on the main website explains it all. However, unfortunately, I wasn’t able to do that on my PC but if you understand this stuff then maybe you can do this. Although, on the man BoxedWine website, you can play some games that the developer has ported already. Just access the page using this link and then start any program listed there. This is as simple as that.

BoxedWine Running Applications in Browser

In this way, you can use this simple and powerful Linux emulator on Windows to run Windows applications. The best part is that it can run them in browser. But the process is kind of complicated, so I hope in the later updates they come up with a clearer version of the tool with easy to read documentation.

Final thoughts:

If you are interested in running Windows applications in browser, then you can use BoxedWine. Though, it needs some technical knowledge to run it. But overall it is really a great piece of software and one of the best software I have ever used. The developer has put a lot of effort in it and if you have some old programs you want to run on Window 10 or 11 then it will help you.

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