"Here's a good article (here) on comparing all the available resources for running Windows on a Mac," states John Carter. He explains, "The comparison includes Dual Booting, Running Windows in a Virtual Machine, and Running Windows Apps Directly in Mac OS X — Without Windows. There is even a link for Choosing the Right Windows 8 For Your Mac.
John goes on to explain his viewpoint, "Personally, my choice is to use Parallels Desktop for Mac. I’ve tried all the other resources and this one has the fewest problems. I’ve been using Parallels for a several years and I have no regrets using it. Occasionally, I’ll try out VMWare, VirtualBox, and CodeWeavers only to be disappointed by them."