A while ago I remember seeing a way of running Windows under VMWare in Linux, and exporting the window of any given application back to X Windows/Gnome. Does anybody know how this was done, or if it can be done?
I think the easiest way would be with X-forwarding over ssh - set up an ssh server on the virtual machine, and ssh -Y to it. Any X program you start through that ssh session should show up on the machine you connect from.
Finally got around to trying this out. I installed Ubuntu 10.10 on my work machine, along with a stripped version of Windows XP in a VMWare VM. Unity mode works great. Sure it's a lot more overhead that just running Wine, but this way I know for sure that I'll be able to use my Windows apps in Linux.