Windows Media platyer and IE will work through the commercial implementation of the WINE product, Crossover Office.
You can get a 30 day trial version at their webpage http://www.codeweavers.com/
CrossOver Office is capable of running a range of Windows software, but CodeWeavers will support the following applications:
* Microsoft Office 2003, XP, 2000 and 97
o Microsoft Word
o Microsoft Excel
o Microsoft PowerPoint
o Microsoft Outlook *1
o Microsoft Internet Explorer
* Microsoft Access *2
* Microsoft Project
* Adobe Photoshop
* Microsoft Visio *3
* Lotus Notes 5.0 and 6.5.1
* Various Web Browser Plugins
o Shockwave Director
o Windows Media Player 6.4
* and more...
Thanks, I think when people want to step over to Linux but do not want to lose Windows software compatibillity Crossover Office is a good thing.
But I have to state that there are a lot, and I mean a lot, of programmes that can deal with files that were created by Windows software.
Thing is that when Wine/Crossover Office have become as good as Windows itself, then this will also mean that worms and virusses will function as well too. Open Office can deal very well with Office file for example and GIMP can deal with Photoshop files.
But Windows is still king in ease of use and compatibillity. But that is also true for creating virusses and worms for it.Ubuntu ( and when you prefer KDE deskstop Kubuntu ) is a good step forward. And Open Source SuSE is very good indeed.
But I also have Windows XP still runing.