Word, Excel, Outlook are better on Windows than on OSX. There is no version of Simply Accounting for the Mac. Photoshop is more or less the same.

Windows 7 or Windows 8 are your only options here, unless you want to create OSX frankenbuild with Parallels and additional Windows licenses (suggestion: no).

I am wondering who you asked and what kind of answers you got, as there are really no options to Windows here...