The Easiest Way to Run Windows Apps on Your Mac

If you need to run just one or two Windows applications on your Intel Mac, the cheapest way is to use CodeWeaver’s $40 CrossOver Mac.  It doesn’t require Windows, so you save that cost.

Plus, it has no complicated installation process: when you insert the installation CD for a Windows application, CrossOver takes over and installs it for you. You can then just double-click the application to run. Unfortunately, it supports only a limited range of applications — you’ll want to check their compatibility list first.