Thank you all!
Thanks Peter Smith for letting me know Virtual PC won't work BEFORE I went crazy trying to make it work!
And thanks to you and Jenny100 for the Boot Camp and Parallels option. Will have to check-out my friend's Mac's processor and her OSX.
Thanks fov for the Boneville suggestion. I'll play it myself first and perhaps it would be an advantage that it's not so long.
Beasong- the best of both worlds, huh? A Mac and a PC for gaming. My worries are that system requirements keep going up, (and prices along with them), and that I couldn't get her to make that much of a commitment for something she hasn't tried.
Heh, heh... but maybe I could get her to buy a state of the art PC and then offer to "take it off her hands" for cheap if she doesn't like it.