Quote Originally Posted by Rubberman View Post
I also work as a consultant. I use Wine for some things, but if I really need to use Windows applications, such as MS Office and Visual Studio, then I run Windows in a VirtualBox virtual machine. The nice thing about that is that you can export the VM to other computers, and it still looks to MS like one piece of hardware. As a result, I can run the VM on my workstation in the office, or on my laptop when on the road.
True, but you have to split your memory between the host OS and the guest OS. Also, using VirtualBox to run Windows, is still using Windows, whereas wine gets you out of the Windows world.

Also, VirtualBox ran very nicely for me initially under Windows, but the most recent upgrade seems to get an error during installation, and rolls back to the previous version!