Just wanted to let you guys know about my experience with a great new app called Qemu . It is a great x86 emulator and allows you to run Windows and Linux apps within Mac OS X, just like M$ Virtual PC. I have installed Win XP and a few Linux Distros, it has completely relapced Virtual PC for me. Here is the best bit...IT IS FREE!!! I can do everything on Win XP that I used to do during my Windoze days; even Google Earth seems to run pretty well. You can download the Mac OS X version of QEMU Qemu. You then need to download the GUI for Qemu called Qemux from here. To make life easier I would suggest to just download Qemux and it will automatically install Qemu, making the whole process much more simple. Enjoy and let me know about your experiences.