For what you wanted to do, either Parallels or VMWare will do. Running on OS/X 10.4.11, the latest build (5582) of Parallels has been quite stable. Its CPU footprint has been greatly reduced as well with only about 5% CPU at idle. As a result, I can now afford to have an XP Pro VM running all the time. The current session has been up for five days without any problem.
Drag-and-drop files from XP VM to OS/X works fine but dragging from the other direction is broken. Parallels has acknowledge that problem. Hopefully, they can fix it soon.
Last edited: Jan 13, 2008