Hi Just clarifying why I need Parallels. Since about 7 years I am using Macs. Two years ago I suffered a mild stroke leaving me with a weakness of the left side AND clumsiness with typing. Now, my occupation is a medical one: consultant in neurology (oh, irony !!! ). I have to write patient reports, prepare lectures and so on. To compensate for my mild handicap I decided to use programs for speech and handwriting recognition. However, those are not available for Macs in my language (Dutch). So I bought an Intel MacMini and since then I am using that in combination with Parallels to run Dragon Naturally Speaking and MyScript Notes. ATM DNS is really becoming productive, which means I will purchase a MacBook Pro to replace my beloved Powerbook G4. Of course Parallels will be cloned to run on the MacBook. In this way I can use my Macs most efficiently. The MacMini will be working as a mediacenter later on. Now what is your reason for Parallels? Need? Greed? or Fun?