I prefer VMWare Fusion for such applications, though you could always try MS Office for Mac, unless that suite does not include the tools you need.I am vey interested in that topic as well.
I am a niw and more than happy mac user.
you knew there is a "but" coming, right? I still need my office. I have my old license and don't want to buy a new one.
So I am there to choose bootcamp, parallels oder VM Fusion?
Bootcamp is not really my option #1 since I love the mac OS experience and don't want to end up all in Windows again. So a virtual machine is my preferred way to go. Virtual Box is too slow and not as integrated I think..
So basically for MS Office and maybe another app here or there, which one would you prefer? VM or parallels? I do No CAD, no Games (maybe an old school C&C Generals here and here?)
Parallels Desktop has some great features; not just not having to reboot your computer every time you switch from to Mac to Windows or vice versa but also being able to use so many programs with speed and efficiency, being able to access your document created in Windows from your Mac without any hassle and also sync Mac browsers such as Safari bookmarks with Windows browser bookmarks. http://parallels.za.comShould I use VM Ware Fusion 6 or Parallels Desktop 9?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?
And how much RAM and cores should I give to Windows 8.1 on a virtual machine?