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    Monday, April 18, 2016

    How to install MetaTrader 4 on Linux

    For years now, the MetaTrader 4 trading platform has been the top Forex platform around. It has perfect functionality, is lightweight, and has the best features.

    One of its lackings is that there is no MetaTrader 4 app for Linux computers. However, there are ways to install MetaTrader 4 on Linux that circumvent the problem.

    Here’s how you can install the MetaTrader 4 trading platform on Linux.

    Installing Wine on Ubuntu

    Ubuntu is the most popular Linux distribution kit, and as such MetaTrader 4 has provided instructions to install MT4 on it.

     can be used if you install Wine. Wine is free software that allows users of the Unix-based systems to run Windows applications.

    Before going further, you should be aware that the MT4 website warns that Wine is not a fully stable application. Some functions may not work properly or at all.

    If you decide to install Wine, follow these steps:

    Perform preliminary setup before the installation as follows:
         Open Ubuntu Software Center and execute “Software Sources” command in the “Edit” menu
         Click “Add” in the new window
         Specify the following data in the APT (Advanced Package Tool) line:
         Click “Add Source”

    This completes preliminary setup. Install Wine by doing the following:
         Go to http://www.winehq.org/
         Go to Downloads and choose the distribution kit for Ubuntu
         Click the link for the latest Wine version
         Click Agree in the prompt to open the link via Ubuntu Software Center
         Click “Install”

    Once Wine is installed you can start using MetaTrader 4.
         Download the MT4 installation file
         Select OK in the prompt that offers to open it with Wine
         Complete all installation steps
         Use MT4 by running its terminal.exe file

    Admiral Markets’ web app

    If you don’t want to go through the hassle of installing Wine, Admiral Markets now offers clients a custom browser-based version of the MetaTrader 4 trading platform. No download is necessary, and it can be accessed from any computer, operating system, and browser. The following capabilities are already available for traders to:
         trade Forex and other markets in the browser
         keep their account passwords secure
         use a familiar MT4-like interface
         enjoy one-click trading
         use basic technical analysis tools, such as trend lines and Fibonacci
         place any order types
         trade within 9 time-frames

    The MT4 based WebTrader for Linux is being constantly updated, with new capabilities added. The WebTrader provides higher flexibility to all traders, as well as lightening the burden of installing Wine on Linux.

    Only the best

    When you're trading Forex, you should use only the best tools. While MetaTrader 4 trading platform has long been considered the best, Linux users have only been able to access it with difficulty. You should now be able to access MetaTrader 4 no matter what operating system you are running.


    1. Admiral Markets' web app does not work for the U.S.?!