Just and FYI: http://www.vmware.com/products/player/
VMware has put out a free player. It's great. I have installed a copy of linux for when I need it. Right now I want to open a .gp4 (guitar tab 4) file, but don't want to buy the software. Fired up my vm and downloaded the file. It's good to have linux on your desktop. Million other uses too.