Hey guys, I currently have a boot camp partition running on my mbp so that I can use Microsoft Visual Studio .Net 2005 under XP. I was really getting annoyed with having to reboot my machine every time I wanted to use Visual Studio, and so I purchased VMWare Fusion and I currently use Fusion to virtually run my Boot Camp Partition (with 2GB of ram this has worked very well thus far). Well I am now getting ready to start my first semester as a CS grad student at USC and so I want to do a fresh install of XP on my machine and I want to make the Windows partition a little bigger. My question is, who here is using Fusion (or Parallels) to do Visual Studio work? And are you using a Boot Camp Partition or just running a virtual machine? I know using the Boot Camp partition gives me the flexibility to boot natively into Windows if I want. Is there any upside to using a straight VM instead of the Boot Camp partition, besides the portability of the VM image? Is there any performance differences between the two modes? Thanks!