Is it possible to run Windows apps without installing Microsoft Windows? I'm asking because I need to run a couple of simple and small Windows utility programs (.bat and .exe files) but have otherwise no need for Windows. I know about Wine, but believe it only runs certain pre-defined Windows software (and the software in question isn't found on their list over compatible software). WinOnX seems to be a similar app, though I'm not sure if it works the same way (they also have a compatibility database, so perhaps it also only works with a pre-defined list of Windows software) So which options do I have if I don't want to buy Windows? (and please don't point me to some shady download sites as I want to do this legaly).