I have a client who just recently switched to a Mac and wants to run all of his old Windows programs within the Mac. I'm not familiar enough with Mac to know but I would assume this would be handled either By bootcamp which would dual boot both Windows and Mac on the Mac and parallels which virtualizes Windows as the Mac is booted.
Its obvious from a performance perspective that bootcamp would be the number one choice here. So here are a few of my concerns.
Is Bootcamp free? Does it come with the Mac? (I know parallels is not free.) If I went with Bootcamp could I migrate his existing Windows install to a bootcamp config? I really don't want to install from scratch.
I know he already has bought parallels but I have concerns about the performance. Would Autocad or Windows in general take a major performance hit if virtualized with parallels?