Element Computers has unveiled their own version of Linux called ION which has a mechanism for running Windows apps at full speed. It is pre-installed on all of their laptops and desktops and the only way to get ION is to buy one of their computers. It also allows copy and paste between Linux and Windows apps (more complicated than you might think) and takes some other steps to integrate the two. Seems pretty neat for organizations that want to start the transition but can’t leave behind any of their Windows apps. It’d be better to have native Linux versions of course, but that’s not going to be happening anytime soon (sorry if that bursts any bubbles).