I run MMF2 on Mac OS X, should be pretty much equivalent. I have a couple of linux machines but haven't tried it out yet, I can have a go later today maybe and get back to you.
You need to download and install the <a href="http://www.winehq.org/">Wine compatability layer</a>, which allows you to run (some) windows programs on a UNIX OS. It may be already installed on Zorin as it seems to be designed to be Windows-friendly.
If not go to the Terminal and enter
sudo apt-get install wine
, and then enter your password. It will take a some time to install because package managers are whack.
When it's done (still in terminal),
to the location of whatever Windows executable you want to run (eg MMF2), and type
, replacing the whatever with the actual filename ;p
There's <a href="http://appdb.winehq.org/">a list on the Wine website of software it currently supports</a> - my experience is that some things work great, some just don't. In terms of Click Games, a lot of them don't work very well, and I think it's a question of whether you render them using DirectX?
Also there may be questions related to the platform, eg Spelunky (a gamemaker game) runs brilliantly on my mac using wine, but is too slow to play on Ubuntu. This may be due to the machines involved (the ubuntu one's also a macbook, but it's like 5 years old).
I've researched a bit and the copy and paste thing I mentioned is a bug specific to mac's version of X11, so shouldn't be a problem in linux.
PS. The apt-get program is for debian-based Linuxes, which Zorin is, as it's based on Ubuntu which is based on Debian. If anyone needs to do a similar thing on a different kind of Linux, there are different, similar program, e.g. yum on Fedora
a few things to consider when using wine. not all compatibility issues have to do with wine itself, but windows rather. applications still need an appropriate environment to run in, so any dll's or other system resources needed in a real windows environment will need to be acquired and installed in the wine environment. knowing that, you can get pretty much anything to work on linux/mac using wine.
Just installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my lappy and installed wine and winetricks. Really recommend Winetricks as it makes life a dman site easier installing dll's and other windows related stuff.
MMF2 runs fine for me on this distro under wine however there have been a few odd occurences (but this could just be my laptop) where the Title bar of the window completely disappears. Other than that it's fine.