"Canonical, the commercial sponsor of the popular Ubuntu Linux
distribution, will on Thursday begin making commercial applications
available to Ubuntu users directly through the desktop, in a step
designed to simplify software installation.
"The company is making Parallels Workstation for Linux available
to users via the operating system's built-in software update tool,
using a feature called the Ubuntu Partner Repository. Parallels
Workstation allows users to run Windows and Linux simultaneously on
a single system..."