There are several Windoze emulators for Linux. Tried WINE, Tesseract, or CrossOver? There are a lot of apps that run under CrossOver.
none of the programs ever ran correctly in WINE.. never tried the others though.
As far as market share goes...remember the daze when M$ had the biggest server market share? Look what happened. Now it's time to grab the desktop share, eh?
you mean WEBSERVER right? according to netcraft IIS has never had more share then apache and they are still the top 2 going along there bumpy ride thru time. I've always used MS servers for anything you can think of and they always run great.
they have a long way to go to catch Unix/Linux in regards to functionality, stability and safety.
I have never had any issues with any of the above on my desktops or servers, if it wasn't for the midnight reboots to apply patches I would have uptime in the years.