Relying on Wine to do most of the hard work, CrossOver Mac should allow you to install and run Windows programs without having to install a copy of Windows anywhere on your machine.
Of all the different ways of running .exe files on a Mac that have popped up in recent months, this one sounds the most appealing. It’s cheaper (no need to buy a copy of Windows) and, if it actually works as advertised, offers a simpler way of working. No need to switch between different OS environments, or to reboot the machine to move from one OS to another. The apps all simply run alongside each other.
This is definitely something for Intel machine owners to keep their eyes on.