Running Windows Apps on Linux
CrossOver is a commercial variation of Wine freeware – a Windows emulator for Linux. This program allows you to run popular Windows applications under x86-based Unixes, including Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris. Wine and CrossOver can be particularly useful to users who consider switching from Windows to Linux, but who still want to use certain Windows applications.
CrossOver is relatively inexpensive and it is considerably more stable than Wine. I am using CrossOver to run Macromedia Dreamweaver and Microsoft Word, among other applications.
Word 2002 running under CrossOver v.4 on SuSE Linux 9.2
Excel running under CrossOver v.4 on SuSE Linux 9.2
Outlook running under CrossOver v.4 on SuSE Linux 9.2