LOVE IT. Yes this is what I've been doing actually. Like I was saying, ArchiCAD is what I am using in window$, and there isn't anything Linux related that even comes close to it. I haven't actually purchased the Linux versions that cost money, but I have did a lot of research on them and nothing is close. Yeh, maybe related to AutoCAD but ArchiCAD is wayyy different when it comes to the architecture side of things. And with all my education from college being taught in the Autodesk side of things, I would just like to keep my knowledge in them programs instead of fighting with new software just to learn them. Yeh it is cool learning new things, but this isnt my profession as of yet so I'm just going to dual-boot haha. But seriously, thanks for all of the help guys! Atleast the ones that were helping anyways :p
Okay, guys... these are my last two cents until next Friday, unless I go hit an ATM...
Here's a crazy idea... why not just use the software you want to use that requires WinDOS under WinDOS, and use a different computer running Linux for everything else? I know it may seem crazy at first, like a single guy owning two different automobiles, but if one is the nice, fancy, roomy, comfortable one that smells nice, which he uses for entertaining potential clients and light grocery shopping, and the other is the old, beat-up pickup truck that he uses to haul his ATV or his fishing boat trailer around, that is covered in mud and has holes rusting through the floor-boards...
Well, your computer with Windows would be more like the truck, old, slow, less efficient and not something you want your peers to know you drive, except on weekends when you take the boat out and go fishing, because you DON'T want your nice Mercedes (that again, is your Linux machine) to smell like mud, fish, cigars, cheap hookers, and beer, when you're meeting the CEO of that start-up you're trying to hook as a client, when you take them out to that fancy-shmantsy French restaurant you know has the *really* cute and friendly waitresses.
If having two completely separate computers would take too much space, or cost too much money for you, maybe you're (if I may say so, I think) addressing the wrong side of the problem. Yes, you should be able to run whatever in WINE without reinstalling it, as long as you are able, (and I think I wrote this at least once before) to copy every single file, registry entry, etc., right where it needs to go for WINE to see it, just the same as if it had been used for installing that copy of the software itself, after the usual fashion.
It would be like a brain transplant. Is it possible? Of course. All you have to do is open two skulls in close proximity*, which is easy for modern western medical science... sever every nerve and blood vessel leading to each brain, swap them before either dies, (which at normal body temp, and without some kind of drug/substance being in the blood to prevent it, starts happening within seconds to minutes of cutting-off blood flow... might want to chill those bodies first!) and manage to reattach, at or near the microscopic level, EACH AND EVERY ONE of, oh... about 100,000+ nerve fibers, so that the respective host-bodies don't ALSO die... for want of brain command and control, which is of course, as any mad-scientist will tell you, the trickier part.
Copying your program over to your Linux computer and getting it to run under WINE, (if, of course, WINE will actually run that program which is by no means guaranteed... WINE is good, but perfect? Please... that is in fact a BIG "IF") is almost easy by comparison.
Just don't forget the anti-rejection drugs.
Again, it might be easier just to maintain two separate computers, much the way a person keeps separate cars, as I've said above, or separate homes, (a regular one, and a "summer home") or separate SO's, (one is dependable and does the cooking and cleaning, and also raises his kids... the other is... HOT!) etc.
Good luck though, however you go!