http://www.codeweavers.com/site/products/cxplugin/<blockquote>CrossOver Plugin lets you use many Windows plugins directly from your Linux browser. In particular CrossOver fully supports:
* Shockwave Director
* Windows Media Player 6.4
* Word Viewer
* Excel Viewer
* PowerPoint Viewer
* and more...
I have deployed Linux ( RH8.0/9 ) desktop systems for business use. In general most users get by with the following "native" plugins :
* Real realplayer 8.0 with the additional RealPlayer 9.0 codecs
* Adobe acroread 5
* Macromedia Flash
* Sun Java 1.4.2_03
Real's next generation player Helix is in beta release.
If your using Fedora, check out ESR's
Fedora Multimedia Installation HOWTO.