Is it legal to use Windows programs on Linux using Wine as long as the programs are free to begin with, like Windows Live products?

original title: Is this legal?
I read on the Internet that Linux users can download  and then run official Windows software on their computers using a program called Wine.
If the Windows program they want to run is something that is offered free, like Windows Live Movie Maker or Live Photo Gallery is it legal to use them with the wine application?
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Yes, its perfectly legal, if it wasn't, I am sure Microsoft would have already shut them down. If you spent $500, you are free to install it on the OS of your choice, although recent versions of Office such as version 2010 and 2007 and software such as Windows Live Essentials probably won't work in WINE.

Read about the following experience using WINE and Windows applications on Linux:

http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/231065-2/ubuntu_linux_day_23_would_you_like_some_wine_with_that.html

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Andre
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