I am wondering if there is a way to run Ubuntu applications from Windows. I have heard of WINE, which emulates Windows in order to run Windows applications on Ubuntu. Is their a Windows application that would allow you to run Ubuntu applications on Windows?
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The general question to this is NO, however, there is a but:
But generally you can not take an arbitrary .deb and install and run it in Windows.
There's also Xwindows, which would allow you to run applications from the Ubuntu server on your windows desktop. It can take a little setting up - the key is to understand that -you- are the server and the Ubuntu server is contacting you - but once it's set up I think it will do what you're looking for.
Check out Google for XMing, that's a classic XWindows solution. Cygwin has XWin support as well. I think it will meet your needs.