Run Windows Apps on Mac OS X

VMware and Parallels allow you to run Windows applications on top of a Windows operating system for Mac OS X.  But what if you don’t want to buy a whole operating system, install it, support it, etc.?  Well, there’s another tool that may work for you.  It’s called CrossOver and can be found at: http://www.codeweavers.com/products/cxmac/ But it doesn’t work with just any old application.  The compatibility matrix can be found here: http://www.codeweavers.com/compatibility/browse/name/ In my testing it also didn’t work with all of the applications listed on the compatibility matrix, or it worked but there were certain features that didn’t work.  So make sure to thoroughly test the applications you plan to use with it prior to purchasing.