Yes, a newbie about to get flamed on here probably. I'm a long standing PC user who is debating switching to Mac after another virus and hard drive loss. Thinking about using the MBA as my sole computer. Have read a lot of articles about the MBA being an exceptional 2nd computer, supllement, great pair to the iMac etc. My one fear is winding up with a slow computer. Couldn't stand that. I work mostly on web based programs and MS Office (the std's plus Powerpoint and Publisher). -My longwinded question - if i put all of my Windows based programs into my office network (outlook, MS office etc), would I be able to access/utlilize those offerings through a Mac version of "remote desktop connection"? -If that would work, why don't people utilize that instead of Boot Camp, Parallels or Fusion? -If that would work, would that minimize any reduction in the MBA's performance? Again, apologies for the simple newbie questions. Am fed up with PC and in love with Apple. Just scared to death of having buyer's remorse and being stuck with a nice "supplemental" laptop.