Personally I have had better results with PlayOnMac(Free), but crossover is a viable option as well(or if you feel froggie, Macports + Wine works too)Another option is CrossOver Mac - run Windows apps without requiring a Windows OS.
I prefer is over Parallels (I own both).
Try the free CrossOver Mac trial software before deciding.
I'm running Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac now. I haven't used Fusion for a long time. I change VM Fusion to Parallels just due to the interface if i remember correctly. I like its interface and UI.Is there a clear winner between the two? VMware Fusion or Parallels? In general and specifically with their respective latest versions, Fusion 8 / Parallels 11? Want to run Windows 7 and/or 10 on my new iMac.
Is it possible to move virtual machines from Parallels to Fusion without having to recreate them from scratch?"I started withParallels, then moved to VM Fusion and haven't looked back. I agree the support seems better and have had little/no problems with VM."
Me too. Also, Fusion hasn't been as bad as Parallels on update costs. Which is important to me.