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It’s official: The best Mac applications for 2011 have been selected. Voting has closed and the winners can be found at Readers' Choice Awards Winners 2011 for Best Mac Applications
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The Best Application for Running Windows category is open to any application or system that allows you to run Windows or Windows applications on a Mac. We selected the top four nominees in this category; now it's up to you to make the final decision.
Which Mac application for running Windows deserves to be this year's Readers' Choice Awards 2011 winner? The voting period starts on February 11th and ends on March 8th. The winners will be announced on March 15th.
Polls Have Closed. Winners Will Be Announced March 15th
- Boot Camp
- Oracle VirtualBox
- VMWare Fusion
Boot Camp from Apple allows you to partition a hard drive and run Windows natively on your Mac. In order to access your Windows partition, you must boot into Windows, which prevents you from using OS X and Windows at the same time.
Parallels allows Intel Mac users to run both OS X and Windows (or Linux) at the same time. Optimized for Windows 7 and supporting its Aero-based user interface, Parallels lets you seamlessly run Windows and the Mac OS side-by-side.
Oracle's VirtualBox for the Mac has a feature set that keeps pace with commercial applications. It supports 64-bit operating systems, and virtualizing the Mac's hardware, so you can access most of the devices connected to your Mac.
VMware Fusion is one of the leading virtualization environments for the Mac. Its ease of use and the simplicity it offers in creating virtual machines are a big plus. Fusion 3 has also been optimized to run Windows 7. You can make your Mac a Windows powerhouse and astonish your Windows-using friends.