It’s easy to regard your options to run Windows on a Mac as pretty much of a done deal. On a PowerPC model, the market is dominated by the sleek Microsoft Virtual PC. For Intel-based Macs, almost all the talk these days is focused on Parallels Desktop and Apple’s Boot Camp.
But these aren’t the only options. If you don’t want to bother with buying, installing and coping with Windows, there are ways to run the software without having to buy and install any operating system. One is the forthcoming CrossOver Mac from CodeWeavers and the other alternative, a subscription-based service, comes from True North Technology.
That doesn’t mean the days of the traditional emulator or virtual machine, to use the new parlance, is over. Far from it. If you have both a PowerPC and Intel-based Mac, and still want to install Windows, you have to consider buying one application for the former and a different one for the latter.
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