If anybody knows a way of making it capable of running windows apps on a mac please let me know. I realize I could buy the 110$ windows but I don't want to spend that kind of money. Please let me know.
You could try WINE, though with that you can expect some degree of performance loss and/or bugginess depending on what program you try to run in it. In my experience with the Linux version of Wine, support can be hit or miss. Generally there should be support for more popular programs.