Hi, I am trying to convince my girlfriends dad to switch to a Mac, he seems very interested but he needs the laptop he wants for a research project. On this project they have to use Dragon NaturallySpeaking, unfortunately, this program isn't made for OS X. I was wondering if you could run this program through Virtual PC. The minimum requirements are: Intel® Pentium® III / 500 MHz processor (or equivalent AMD processor) 256 MB RAM 500 MB free hard disk space Microsoft® Windows® XP (SP1 or higher) Home and Professional, Millennium, 2000 (SP4 or higher) Creative® Labs Sound Blaster® 16 or equivalent sound card supporting 16-bit recording Microsoft® Internet Explorer 5 or higher (free download available at www.microsoft.com) CD-ROM drive (required for installation ScanSoft-approved noise-canceling headset microphone (included) A Web connection is required for activation What I am worried about is the sound card support, as I don't know what VPC creates as a sound-card in emulation. Another option would be to use ViaVoice, which is made for OS X, but I don't know if this program is good or not. Also, he might have to use Dragon NaturallySpeaking which would be unfortunate, as he seems genuinely interested in getting a Mac. Thanks and sorry for the long post.