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How to run Windows 10 on your Mac

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People are buying new Macs at the rate of around 4 to 5 million every quarter, but it seems that many users still can’t make a total break from Windows. Here’s a look at how you can run Windows 10 on your Mac alongside macOS.
Switching to a Mac doesn’t mean having to leave behind Windows or your software. That’s because your new Mac is perfectly at home running Windows and Windows software. In fact, you have several options open to you if you want to keep using your favorite Windows software.
OS X has built-in support for Windows using a utility called Boot Camp. Using this you can turn your Mac into a dual-boot system with both OS X and Windows installed on it.
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Virtualization software doesn’t have to cost money. There are plenty of free utilities, such as VirtualBox.
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This category of software includes utilities such as the excellent Parallels Desktop for Mac (full review here of the newest Parallels Desktop for Mac 13) .
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You might be lucky and be able to run your Windows apps on OS X without needing Windows at all using a utility such as WineBottler. This utility uses the Linux-based Wine compatibility layer to support a selected number of Windows applications.
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