through wine would be the only way I know, or perhaps another linux program of a similar nature to allow windows programs to run.
Tried to install stars myself probably a week ago and it wouldn't even attempt the install, didn't really look into figuring it out past a quick google on the first issue of having to mark it allowed to execute......seemed odd it wouldn't install but again have been out of the linux realm for quite a while only after just looking to get into it.
It's too bad the one's with mac versions can't be set to run on linux, I find the linux os and mac os are very similar at least on the front end with the linux i had setup.
Alas linux is not popular enough to warrent any poker sites
to develop a client for it, but yes it would have poorer performance than on an actual windows machine running through wine as its basically going to take extra work in the background for emulation.....could depend on the system but am sure if both systems were identical it will never run in an emulated environment as well as the true thing when talking diff os's.
Again as mentioned probably a better linux app could be used than wine as well.