I am running Linux Mint on one machine and XP Home on another because I don't know how to get a couple of programs I use when playing Fantasy Football to work on my Linux machine. I tried Wine and setting up a VirtualBox, but I haven't had any luck. The programs I want to run from Footballguys.com are Draft Dominator and a program that imports data from myfantasyleague.com website. The programs install fine, but when I try to import the data I get parsing errors and thusly, the programs don't work.So, I have to use the XP machine for those programs. Any assistance will be very appreciated as I really am beginning to dislike MS and XP.
So, for clarification, did you get a working setup of XP in VirtualBox? Did you get so you could use the web on it (via your linux host?) If you got that far, you've probably gotten over the biggest hurdles.
Using a virtual machine (with virtual Box or VMware) is generally the most problem-free way to run windows software on a Linux box. If the programs work on Wine, you'll have quicker access to them, but VM's generally run more software.