There's a chance that some of those Windows programs that you've been wanting to run on your Mac can actually be made to do so. There are two ways to go about it. Either you go with emulation, using VM ware or Virtual box. VM ware will cost you while Virtual box is free. The other way to go about doing this is to use Crossover for the Mac, this program is somewhat like the emulation softwares mentioned before but not quite. When installed, the crossover button will appear on your Mac's bar among the other programs, clicking it will bring up a list of Windows applications that can now be used on your Mac. Crossover is also a paid program however.