I'm a newbie to Parallels so please excuse my ignorance. I've used VM Ware on a PC so I'm familiar with virtualization technology. I have a new MacBook Pro with 4gigs of memory and the 160, 7200 rpm internal drive along with 1.5 tb of external eSATA storage. I'd like to know the typical setup and install scenario for a XP Pro. Specifically what are the general steps and in what order? I assume it's something like: 1. Install Parallels 2. Create a Windows partition & format - NTFS? 3. Install WinXP (via Parallels) I do mostly .Net web design and development using DreamWeaver, VisualStudio 2005, CS3, etc. but will also do post production using FinalCut Pro 6. So, I'm moving more toward the Mac side of things but Iâ€™m a little concerned about having sufficient resources to run, let's say Visual Studio on the PC side and CCS on the Mac at the same time. I'm OK with using Boot Camp but people keep telling me I should just run Paralles. I assume I can use either Boot Camp or Paralles if I choose? Any advise would be greatly appreciated!