"If you want to play Windows games on your Linux desktop, you'll
be glad to learn that Transgaming Technologies has enhanced its
enabling software. Cedega version 5.1 adds support for three
popular Windows games--Civilization IV, FIFA 06, and Need for
Speed--among other enhancements.
"Cedega, formerly called WineX, is a semi-proprietary program
that sprang from the Wine project. Wine, in turn, is an open source
program that enables some Windows programs to run on Linux..."