MT4 on Linux OS
It will take only a couple of minutes for installing the platform. You only need to follow the simple steps down below.
The platform can be installed and work with Linux operating system by using Wine. Wine is a free software that allows users of the Unix-based systems to run an application developed for the Microsoft Windows systems.
Installing Wine on Ubuntu
Among all the Wine versions there is one for Ubuntu.
Preliminary setup should be performed before the installation.
Open Ubuntu Software Center and execute "Software Sources" command in "Edit" menu.
Click "Add" in the new window.
The following data should be specified in АРТ (Advanced Package Tool) line: ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa. Click "Add Source". This completes the preliminary setup.
To install Wine, open its official website www.winehq.org, go to Downloads section and choose the distribution kit for Ubuntu. Click the appropriate link to install the latest Wine version. Currently, the latest stable version is Wine 1.4.1. You can also download beta version Wine 1.5.21, which has many improvements but may appear less stable. The system will prompt you to open the link via Ubuntu Software Center. Agree to that and the Software Center will prompt to start Wine installation:
Click "Install" and wait for the installation to complete. Once the installation is complete, it will already be possible to run Microsoft Windows executable files in Ubuntu.
Installing Wine from the Command Line
You can use command line (which is called "Terminal" in Ubuntu) to install Wine without using Ubuntu GUI.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
After its execution, update APT package data using the following command:
sudo apt-get update
Upon its execution, you can start Wine installation. Execute the following command:
sudo apt-get install wine1.5
Wine v. 1.5 will be installed. After the execution, Wine is ready for use.
Starting MetaTrader 4
To start using MetaTrader 4, you should either download and install the installation file or copy the entire folder of the client terminal previously installed in Microsoft Windows system.
To start using MetaTrader 4, you should go to our website www.varchev.com, click the section "Become a Trader" and choose "Download MT4" or you can use the direct link: http://files.metaquotes.net/varchev.finance.ltd/mt4/varchev4setup.exe
The system will automatically determine that you are trying to run a file designed for Microsoft Windows and will offer to open it with Wine. Select this option and click "OK". MetaTrader 4 installer will be launched. Complete all installation steps:
After installation is complete, you can start using MetaTrader 4 by running its terminal.exe file.
Another way to start using MetaTrader 4 in Ubuntu is copying the entire folder of the client terminal previously installed in Microsoft Windows:
After copying is complete, simply run terminal.exe file of MetaTrader 4 terminal. Wine will be used automatically to open the file. The screenshot below shows MetaTrader 4 terminal in Ubuntu system:
As was already mentioned above, Wine is not a completely stable software. Thus, some functions of the MetaTrader 5 terminal may work improperly. Currently the following issues are discovered:
• Market is unavailable
Except for the above problem, you can enjoy all the features of MetaTrader 5 on Ubuntu.
MetaTrader 4 Data Directory
Wine creates a virtual logical drive with necessary environment for installed programs. The default path of the installed terminal's data folder is as follows:
Home\.wine\drive_c\Program Files\MetaTrader 4