You use WINE to emulate (I dont care if winehq says they do not want to call it an emulator, it is the easiest way to describe it) a windows enviroment on you linux box. Once wine is installed you configure the wine configuration file usualy located in /etc/wine/. For all intents and purposed once Wine is installed you can download a windows executable, for example DVDShrink, and install it with Wine. Using Fedora Core 3 with a KDE frontend I was able to right click the execuatble and choose to install with Wine. I later found the application located under wine on my applications menu.
I hope that helps.
Last edited by sckain; 03-19-2005 at 06:49 PM.