I have edited the title of this topic. It has always been sticky now it is sticky and in your face. I would hate to have to start deleting topics to prove a point but this part of the forum needs to be un-cluttered.
Don't know if this fits in or not, but if the Raspberry Pi can run Linux Mint, the Linux I'm using right now, it can also run both Wine, an embedded Windows emulator that runs the programs without Windows, and Oracle VM Virtualbox, that can run a window inside Linux that's a Windows OS, with Net links and all!
Unfortunately, that's not how it works, for several reasons.
Firstly, Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu, which is a distribution that doesn't support (or, I gather, plan to support) the SoC that the Raspberry Pi uses. This said, Ubuntu is ultimately derived from Debian, and that IS available!
Secondly, WINE is short for "WINE Is Not an Emulator", and its name describes it accurately. What WINE basically does is intercept calls meant for Microsoft Windows, and translates them to the Linux equivalent. The Raspberry Pi uses the ARM architecture, whilst Microsoft Windows and all of the programs for it are for the x86 processor architecture. Since the two architectures effectively "speak a different language", WINE cannot be used on the Raspberry Pi. (I know that there are some more technical points and counterpoints to this particular topic, but my understanding is that this is how it stands right now and for the foreseeable future. To go into the nitty-gritty would likely muddy the waters and cause confusion.)
Thirdly, as per the above, my understanding is that Virtual Machines (at least on their own*) apply only to the architecture that they're running on – the Raspberry Pi uses ARM, so you won't be able to run Microsoft Windows in a VM in this way. (*I'm not going into the Qemu thing for the same reason as I didn't go into the various minutiae relating to WINE on ARM and the things surrounding it, as it's beyond the scope of what I'm writing about, here. )
I hope that this is informative in some fashion, and I'm sorry that it couldn't have been better news.