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29. Running Windows and Windows Applications

Choosing How to Run Windows on a Mac

Unlike in those ubiquitous Apple commercials where a Mac and a PC are always together, these two worlds don’t often collide in real life. The planet is divided (albeit rather unequally) into Mac and Windows camps, and it’s a rare user who has a foot in both. However, the Mac and Windows worlds do intersect, and here are just a few examples:

No Mac version of the software you need—Thanks to the popularity of Windows, the vast majority of software developers create programs for Windows, so Windows has by far the largest collection of available applications. Because many developers don’t bother creating Mac versions of their programs, often there’s no Mac equivalent ...

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