I am happy to report that AppleWorks 6 for Mac OS X runs perfectly on Snow Leopard using Rosetta.
Just be sure to get the latest update from http://support.apple.com/downloads/AppleWorks_6_2_9_for_Mac
Also, if you have problems running the update (hang/freeze), try running it with all network connections disconnected.
To get DVD playback to work properly in XBMC on Ubuntu, disable nautilus’ automount feature
Finally, after about an hour of googling, I found a program that allows a SOCKS proxy to be made transparent. Installed on a router/gateway, this can force all LAN users’ traffic through the proxy.