How to install windows programs
You're right about a lot of Windows programs. But many others run under Wine just fine.I just want to say that it's really hard to get Windows programs working in Linux. I think you're better off finding alternatives, dual-booting Windows, or running Windows in a virtual machine.
That's not been my experience. And I think if it were true, there wouldn't be so many applications rated as garbage in the Wine Application DB.Almost every Windows program can be ran from wine if you can get the right winetrick.
To each his own.That being said, I choose to dual boot for efficiency's sake.
That's a good idea, but I wouldn't spend extra money just for that. I think that's a waste when you can just dual-boot.If you have enough extra cash to have two computers, a decent set up might be to have two computers, one with Windows and one with a Linux OS, and get an input splitter with a physical switch to just quickly change the OS.