Nothing new really

My roommate has been talking about installing Windows on my computer for an interactive art project of hers. The program she wants to use only runs on Windows (XP). Lo and behold, here comes Wine, a code that implements the Windows API in Linux. Ergo, running Windows programs in Linux, without having to install Windows on my computer.

Myth 4: "You need Windows anyway"
No. The goal of Wine is a full reimplementation of the Windows API which will make Windows unnecessary.

You can already run a lot of applications without having Windows installed. But you have to realize that because Wine is still far from completion many applications will indeed require Windows for some functionality that Wine does not yet provide itself.

I've also considered switching to NeoOffice.

Why pay for programs when you have open-source programs?