What are the best resources to open .exe files on Mac?

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    #1Parallels Desktop

    Parallels Desktop
    Parallels Desktop for Mac is a virtualization solution to run your Windows on a Mac computer. Use Windows applications as they were native on your Mac.
    Software

    Mac

    $79.99

    Bruce Simpson
    Written on September 20, 2018
    "So much faster and easier to install Win thru Parallels compared to Bootcamp. It's so straightforward and not too many configurations to be done upon installing. "
  2. 14

    #2Boot Camp

    Boot Camp
    Boot Camp is a software included in all Macs allowing users to dual boot both OS X and Windows. Boot Camp doesn't emulate Windows on Mac but helps you set up a partition on the hard drive where installing Windows operating system.

    Software

    Mac

    Free

    Dylan Ryan
    Written on September 20, 2018
    "It's so easy to use BC on my Mac to run Windows programs. Win look so beautiful on Mac, I must say so I opt to use BC for it."
  3. 12

    #3How to Run EXE Files on a Mac

    How to Run EXE Files on a Mac

    How to Run EXE Files on a Mac is an article tutorial written by Kenneth Musante. Published on the Techwalla website, this article listed several ways to execute Windows .exe files on macOS.

    Articles

    Free

    Justin Morris
    Written on September 20, 2018
    "This article informed me a lot on other alternatives I can use to open exe on my Macbook air. Very good written!"
  1. 8

    #4VMWare Fusion

    VMWare Fusion
    Easy virtualization application for home use enabling you to use Windows on your Mac. Run your favourite Windows apps together with Mac apps and merge two OS experiences.
    Software

    Mac

    $79.99

    Scott Richards
    Written on September 20, 2018
    "I'm glad VM finally updated their video support and openGL 3.3. I tested this against Parallels Desktop and I must say I prefer to use this."
  2. 8

    #5Oracle VM VirtualBox

    Oracle VM VirtualBox
    Virtualbox is a features-rich VM application for Mac and Windows by Oracle. Apt for business and home use, Virtualbox boasts an open-source infrastructure. It is cross-platform so it can work on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, and Solaris machines.
    Software

    Web

    Free

    Jordan Hunter
    Written on September 20, 2018
    "I've always ran my VMs on Virtualbox for testing the programs I create. If you'tre using this for personal then no worries about licensing as you can use this for free. But I'm using this for my portfolio so I'm opting to pay around 50 bucks for pro license coz this works smooth."
  3. 5

    #6QEMU

    QEMU

    QEMU is an open source machine emulator and virtualizer which allows you to run operating systems for any machine and on any supported architecture.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free

    Alexander Gilbert
    Written on September 20, 2018
    "This opensource machine virtualizer I use to emulate Win to Mac. Even the old QEMU Q works nice on macOS X."
  4. 3

    #7Veertu

    Veertu
    A free virtual machine application for Mac, enabling you to run Windows and Linux OSs on your Mac.
    Software

    Mac

    Free

    Teresa Parker
    Written on September 20, 2018
    "One helpful thing about Vertuu is that I dont need anymore root permissions and kernel plugins. Convenient for my use."
  5. 0

    #8WineHQ

    WineHQ
    Wine software lets you run Windows Operating System on any other OS as if you were using a Windows PC. Wine HQ is available for Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, Mageia and Mac OS.
    Software

    Mac

    Free

    Yi Tan
    Written on September 20, 2018
    "My mac computer got laggy with this program. So I uninstalled this."

Summary

Best What are the best resources to open .exe files on Mac
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Parallels DesktopSoftware 16 Paid
2Boot CampSoftware 14 Free
3How to Run EXE Files on a MacArticles 12 Free
4VMWare FusionSoftware 8 Paid
5Oracle VM VirtualBoxSoftware 8 Free
6QEMUSoftware 5 Free
7VeertuSoftware 3 Free
8WineHQSoftware 0 Free
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