said 1 year, 4 months ago:
@atlantarobin, There are several ways, none of which are totally free unless you own a licensed version of Windows that you can install.
Here’s a link from the Apple forums on using Bootcamp to run Windows:
Bootcamp is free from Apple, but you do need a Windows Installation.
I’ve used Parallels for several years (http://www.parallels.com/products/desktop/). I like it better than Bootcamp b/c you don’t have to reboot the machine from Mac to Win OS, your Windows programs will run “normally” along side of your Mac programs. While a bit more on the investment side ($80), it really does work smooth.
There’s another virtualization program similar to Parallels, but I can’t remember the name of it at the moment – maybe another SME member would know.