From IHDS FAQs
Is MMI Software Mac Compatible?
The software programs are written for the .NET framework which only works on
the Windows environment. Mac users have several choices for having windows
run on their computers.
The options available for any recent Mac with
Intel processor are these:
Apple Computer itself
provides a simple and free way (OS X 10.5 required) to install Windows
through a software called BootCamp. It uses a partition of the disk and
turns the Mac into a regular PC. The disadvantage is that you either
start the computer with MacOS or with Windows, but not both. It is most
suited for someone who really needs a PC and will use the Mac for
occasional tasks. A copy of Microsoft Windows is required.
Parallels desktop for Mac
offers to run Windows inside of the MacOS so that they can coexist and
even share files and resources. Most suited for a Mac user with the need
for occasional use of a PC. A copy of Microsoft Windows is required.
VWare Fusion for Mac, just
like Parallels, a solution offered by a different vendor.
Virtual Box, a free
alternative, community maintained solution.
From the Jovian software programmer April 2007:
"In general Mac users need to install the windows
operating system on their computers in order to use our software products. The
options available to them depend on the model of their computer but the two most
common solutions are:
1. For newer intel based apple computers - Parallels
desktop for Mac http://www.parallels.com/
2. For older macs - Virtual PC (http://www.microsoft.com/mac/products/virtualpc/virtualpc.aspx)"
From the Microsoft link above:
Virtual PC does not run on Intel-based Macs.
Microsoft prices for Virtual PC range from $129 to $249 depending on the