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I have been using VMware for most of my windows need (though not the games) but I have stopped using it now. I have completely lost touch w/ windows. Though VMware is still installed i rarely fire it up anymore. still VMware did a good job of keeping me in touch w/ windows when i needed it. so the vote goes there.
I was going to say Parallels as it's cheaper than vmware and supports Macs -- you can now run Linux on a Mac (although as a Guest).
However I'd go for Vmware server as this is a FREE virtualisation product and runs Windows VM's just fine. If you don't need the features of the workstation product just download the vmware server - doesn't cost anything.
When I submit a bug report, I get a notice, and status
report/explanation in reply, and because their work allows me to play vst softsynths in linux in Mepis, Ubuntu, and Fedora6, I cast my vote for wine, and will consider purchase of commercial variants later.
wine and cedega.... I use both of them to play win games... voted for wine because it's free and in too many cases works better than cedega... I only use cedega when I'm too lazy to tweak around wine...
Currently I run 1 big server split down to 4 independent virtual servers using GSX-SERVER (VMWare) and I think it is excellent.
Wine is good but i find it unreliable and difficult to configure. I'd only use it for running Internet Explorer as I need to test web sites on IE. I find that Wine only really works with old versions of IE and whenever you do Windows update it no longer works. Normally it is faster to boot a VM than it is to tweak wine to work with new DLLs.
Furthemore, you want to set up sendmail/Qmail or any server specific demon but don't have the time/skills? I guarantee you can find an iso that will boot from VMPlayer.
Unless you are a gamer, I think VMWare is the business.