I found another tip on how to run Windows applications on Linux without seeing the entire Windows desktop. However, this tip uses VMWare. The same can be achieved with the open-source and free VirtualBox.
This tip, however, is not limited to Linux. You can do the same for Mac OS X, i.e., running Windows applications on top of the Mac.
My question is – why bother? Except perhaps for running Google's Chrome, which still does not have a Linux version available in binary format. :)
[Image from Virtualbox.org]