I am a long time wintel user that desperately wants to make the jump from the darkside over to the Apple World. I recently purchased a 17 inch high res MacBook Pro with 3GB of RAM and 2.4ghz Core Duo. I am a stock trader by trade, so during the day, I need to run a lot of Wintel based programs that are both memory and speed hogs. I recently bought Parallels 3.0 and t allows me to run these programs, however there is some degradation from an operating perspective in those programs when running them in P 3.0. So my question is, should I be running the program settings differently in 3.0 or would I best be suited using a program like Bootcamp, where the whole machine's performance would be dedicated to running Wintel programs when I boot the Mac in XP? Does Bootcamp provide the best operating performance for running both Mac programs and Wintel programs? I love the new Mac - but business is business and I need to get the Wintel programs running properly before I can set myself free. I realize this is a Parallels board - and I want to keep using that product for my Mac - but I wanted to see what more experienced users might have to say about this issue. Many thanks in advance.