: : Ok... so could I run windows applications on a Linux OS? Or is this more of a hardware thing?
: In theory; yes, you could run windows apps in a windows emulator running on Linux, if a windows emulator existed. But, you probably wouldn't want to...
I don't know about how well it works in Linux, but I've used a Win 95 emulator in SCO UNIX, and it worked great. I expected it to be slow, unresponsive, problem-filled, but it was not.
Everything I tried worked well, even the PC-to-UNIX file conversion, which was automatic.
I didn't try multi-user Windows (i.e. running Windows on more than one workstation at a time) because the system was set up with dumb serial terminals. But I did run multiple Windows users at the console, and it worked fine.