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Take Control of Running Windows on a Mac by Joe Kissell

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Chapter 11. Run Windows Applications without Windows

As marvelous as it is to run Windows at full speed on a Mac, many of us would love to use just one or two crucial Windows applications without having to pay for a Windows license or dedicate numerous gigabytes of disk space to another operating system. When Apple first announced the switch to Intel processors, some people speculated that just such a capability would find its way into Mac OS X. So far, Apple has steadfastly maintained that the dual-boot scheme used by Boot Camp is their one and only official solution for running Windows software. But it is possible, in some situations, to run Windows applications without Windows itself, and I look at those situations in this section.

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