Essential Mac Software

I have a PowerBook G4 on PowerPC. I use Telechart 2005 for trading. This is installed on the
Windows XP of the virtual PC. What is the alternative for Intel based Macs?

BootCamp [1] if you are willing to reboot, or Parallels [2] if you want virtualisation. I use parallels to run a couple of windows installs (for different versions of IE) and linux.

There is apparently going to be a vmware release for the mac too, but I’ve no idea when that’s coming.