Hey, So i have been considering pursuing a Masters degree at my University, and it has occured to me that i will be doing alot of work with a computer, i have a PC desktop but thats like 5 years old, with 256RAM, 1.7 AMD 2100+ old ATI Radeon 8500LE no sound card, and loads of junk on it... SOOO I was thinking in order to run some modelling programs (i will most likely be doing a thesis in Hydrology/Hydrogeology) on my Macbook at home or where ever i should think about running XP on my 'Tosh. Heres my Question, the two top XP running programs seem to be Parallels and Boot Camp, the latter IS developed for the macs by apple, while the former is a third party piece, correct? So which one is the best to use? (i mean, easiest to use, fasts, takes less space, less crashes, uses less resources etc, you all know what better means ) So i would be running it on my Macbook CD 1.83Ghz, 1GB, 60GB, (i have an external HDD i would put some files on to save space if i need to, and clean up OSX since i only have 30 gigs free, and would only run my XP for a few modelling programs such as HEC-HMS, EPA SWM, MODflow, and most likely some other i have never heard of yet... I dont now how intense they all are, BUT What is better Boot Camp (beta for free) OR Parallels ?? Thanks for you help!