Does anyone here have experience running SAS on Mac? The only thread I found was from 2007, with little information I have the most recent version of iMac 27' i5 , 2.8Ghz . I have recently been admitted to a doctoral program, and will need to run SAS with some very large data sets It would be very helpful if someone could answer the following questions.. (1) Will the performance be much affected by running Windows as a virtual machine on Parallels rather than Boot Camp? (2) If I buy Parallels, can I use the same Windows installation both as a virtual machine for everyday use, and as a bootable system for the times I need to run performance-intensive models? (3) Should I buy 64bit or 32bit licences for SAS and Windows? (4) Would Linux be a reasonable alternative to Windows (for someone with very limited Linux experience), if the only purpose of installing an alternate operating system is SAS software? Thank you!