Originally Posted by vnb400
Is there someway of running a windows based application in linux other then using wine.
1) Cedega or Crossover -- but both are based on Wine, and so probably don't answer your question.
2) Xen, VMWare, etc -- but that's more like running the whole Windows OS than individual programs, so that doesn't answer your question either.
3) rdesktop or VNC -- but that's running software on an actual windows box, but viewing it remotely on your machine, which also doesn't answer your question.
4) Recompile -- if you have the source, and the software is written cross-platform, you could build a Linux version, but that definitely doesn't answer your question.
So the answer is no. Wine is pretty much your only option if you want to run Windows apps on Linux. It's pretty good these days, though -- if you haven't tried it for a couple of years, it's worth going back to.
About 2 years back i remember using windows Calculator , but don't remember if i had wine installed at that time or not.
I'd say it's almost a certainty that yes, you had Wine installed, even if you didn't know it. Either that, or you were running a Linux program that just happened to look like the Windows calculator.