So I just got an MBPr and primarily develop in visual studio and will be spending most of my time in Windows. Some questions that arise are: What gives more battery life, running Windows 8 in bootcamp or in a VM like parallels 8 ? I would think Bootcamp would yield the better battery life unless Apple handicaps Windows with bad drivers on purpose. Are there any particular services/process you would recommend turning off in Windows to preserve battery life ? I am hearing Parallels 8 is now head and shoulders above Fusion 5 for virtualising Windows, especially when used with a retina MacBook, any truth to this ? How well does the trackpad work with Windows 8, especially in metro/WinRT environment ? Are all the gestures supported ? Do you think scaled mode or having Windows use the full retina resolution (hope I don't need a magnifier) is the way to go? Are there any keys/combinations of them that replicate the behaviour of the missing end and home buttons ? Is there any way to re-assign the control key in OSX to do what it does in Windows? That used for ctrl+c, ctrl+v, ctrl + a etc. As I am finding having to use the command button instead greatly uncomfortable. Anything else I should know ?