My main desktop system is Windows 7. One of the main things that prevents my from switching to Ubuntu for daily tasks is that the standard MS Office products (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) are not available for that platform.
What are the different options for using/running them under Linux (e.g. wine, virtual machine), what would that require me to do and what are the (dis)advantages of each method?
(Yes, I know there is OpenOffice/LibreOffice but I don't like that for a number of reasons, so suppress any urge to suggest switching to OpenOffice.)