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Is there anything for ubuntu comparable to parallels in the mac world.
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Wine will let you install windows programs on Linux
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And if Wine doesn't work, you can always use Virtual Machines. Both VirtualBox and VMware are available for Ubuntu
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crossover is the closest i have personally used...
from their website: http://www.codeweavers.com/products/

"CrossOver allows you to install many popular Windows applications on your Linux computer. You can think of it as an emulator, but it's different, because there's no Windows OS license required. Your applications integrate seamlessly Linux; just click and run. No rebooting, no switching to a virtual machine, and no Windows Operating System license required!"
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Parallels is Virtualization software the similar product would be other virtualization software.

I recommend Virtualbox, It's free and cross-platform.
https://www.virtualbox.org/

But there's also QEMU and VMware.

If you dont want a whole desktop, just specific applications. Then check out Wine and their "AppDB" http://appdb.winehq.org/ a list of compatible software that has been tested.
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thanks everyone.
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