best way to run windows apps on ubuntu linux?
I am transitioning a bunch of classroom computers from XP to Ubuntu Desktop and want to make the transition as invisible as possible to the users.
The Ubuntu deployment will have to include a Windows VM (Virtualbox? VMware? don't know yet) or some other way to support legacy Windows apps. (probably not Wine or CrossOver though).
How can I make these launch with one click from the host OS desktop, as they would in a native Windows environment? Virtualbox can run in 'seamless mode' and lets you make a shortcut to lauch the VM itself, but what about apps that reside within the VM?
The students are 12 - 13 years old and not super computer literate. If the computers don't function in the way they're accustomed to, they'll get very confused. Can this be done?