In a nutshell, WINE allows you to run some Microsoft Windows programs under Linux. Check out the link the previous post referred you to. It does not do well with a lot of games, so if you are thinking of using it to run high end video games, it won't work. In my experience with WINE, there are usually some querky issues with some of the Windows programs run under wine. For example, some keyboard sequences may not work, etc. I had that problem trying to run RemoteAdmin. Check out their website.
I have found that I can usually find a program, similar to any Windows program I may want to run, that runs natively under Linux without any troubles.
Last edited by swagner7; 08-30-2006 at 12:27 PM.