UPDATED FOR UBUNTU 16.06 LTS HERE MetaTrader 4 is a Windows based application, but it can be installed on alternative OS' and even OSX through the use of software called "Wine". Wine aims to reproduce the windows libraries required to run windows apps on non-windows platforms. Getting MT4 to run on Linux with Wine is relatively easy, however, the instructions below are for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.. your mileage may very on other Linux distros. From the terminal: Or from the Ubuntu Software Center, search "wine" and install the wine meta package (aptly called "wine".) apt-get or the USC will make sure you get all the required fonts and packages needed. Once wine is installed, it's time to download and install MT4: Grab your desired broker's MT4 installer package. (The broker I'll be using in this tutorial is Pepperstone Financial, but this process should work with any MT4 broker.) Ubuntu 14.04 LTS sets the file manager to associate windows installers and apps to open with the "wine windows program loader" as an optional way of loading once wine is installed, so we start the MT4 install package by right clicking the install package and opening with the "wine windows program loader" option. It's that easy. Right click on installer file > Open With > "wine windows program loader" Alternatively, you can run wine from the terminal, if you feel so inclined, just change to your downloads directory and "wine installer.exe".. like below: Loading for the first time might take a moment, so be patient instead of trying to open it a few times in a row.. you'll just end up with multiple installers started. Now go through the installer process. By default the installer launches MT4 upon completion and it sets an icon on your desktop. Wine knows to put the icon on your desktop and you can now launch MT4 from there moving forward. And that's it! Enjoy your MT4!