Andrea Cordingly writes "Open-source software has grown steadily as an alternative to proprietary software. However, current Windows-dependent users have pointed out difficult hurdles that prevent them from migrating: Windows-only professional applications and games. In such instances, dual-booting may not be practical, besides being annoying.
Last month I was thinking that the Portland project would be a middle-term solution. Based on this and other research I thought there may be a beneficial interim method that can solve the problem: to run Windows as a virtual machine under GNU/Linux, while taking time to develop definitive multiplatform..."