Hello all, I'm a lifelong Windows user and I'm about to make the switch to Mac. I am looking at getting the 13" Macbook Pro. Can't decide on buying now or waiting it out a few months but that is another discussion. My main questions relate to Bootcamping a Mac vs running Windows in a VM setting. With Bootcamp what is the most popular/functional way to partition the drive? Can OSX see data on the Windows 7 partition and vise versa? I have more experience working with virtual machines so my only question there is one of performance. I mostly need the Windows 7 to run Visual Studio and some other misc. programming / system admin programs and also some light gaming on the side. Thanks for the help with the advice look forward to being helpful myself in the future Also a note on more of my reasons for jumping to Mac. I have been noticing more and more Macs show up in my school/professional settings and it is starting to become an issue for my friends who work IT departments. Not that they are necessarily THAT difficult to work with just that a lot of them don't want to take the time to learn how to make it work. So I figure knowing how to work with them shouldn't be that bad of an investment ... plus they are kinda sleek ... Plus it definitely doesn't hurt that a lot of work place processes are moving to a web based environment. Anyways turning into a long post. Again thanks for making this far and all the help!