install metatrader 5 on linux

Installing MT5 on Linux can be a bit of an uphill task for anyone who does not know how to go about it. Unmistakably speaking, Meta trader 5 is the most comfortable, multifunctional platform. A modern trader would go for nothing less other than such an ideal trading medium. Not to mention the amazing trading possibilities offered by the platform. Using automated trading systems, copy trading is possible in Metatrader 5. Given that, it gives extra possibilities and enables a trader to use any web browser as well as any device increase the need to know how to install metatrader 5 on linux.

Before learning the process, it is imperative to understand the real meaning of linux. Linux is a computer operating system that is unix-like, gathered under the edition of free and open source software distribution as well as development. Smartphone and hardware mostly use unix systems. Linux lacks unified distribution kit and has distinct version for instance Debian, Ubuntu, Gentoo, Mint, OpenSUSE among others. However ubuntu edition is the highly distributed kit; and in that case, this article will focus on how to install Metatrader 5 on linux particularly ubuntu version. You can call it METATRADER 5 ubuntu if you like.


Installation of metatrader ubuntu on your computer needs wine. Just to be clearer on this, wine is an open and free software app that enables Microsoft windows applications to operate on unix- like operating system. There is a wine edition made specifically for the ubuntu. However it is not completely stable. As a result, some applications may not function properly or may even fail to work completely.

You will require the preliminary setup before installing metatrader 5 ubuntu. Note that all apps will be installed on ubuntu sourced from the packages in repositories. Enter the path to WineHQ PPA repository in order to install wine. Then open ubuntu software center and click “software sources” which is in the edit menu. To complete the pre-configuration process, specify data in Advanced Package Tool and then click “add source”.

Now the time to install wine has come.

  • First visit the official web page

  • Click on the download link and chose Ubuntu package.

  • In order to install the up to date wine version, click on the right link

  • You will be prompted by the system to open the link through ubuntu software center in order to begin installation.

  • Click the “install” option and then wait for a few minutes to complete the installation.

Having completed the wine installation, then it is ready for use.


First download “mt5setup.exe” the installer. Upon the completion of the download run the set up file. The system will instantly notice that your efforts are geared towards running a file made for Microsoft windows. In that case, it will provide the option to open it with wine. Highlight the option and then click ok to start the METATRADER 5 ubuntu. Ensure to finish all the steps of installation.

That is how to intall MT5 on your linux.

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