This is REALLY bad. I finally talked my boss into getting a mac, and figured that we can run parallels on it and put our quickbooks on the XP and then connect to the server computer so we can work on the same file at the same time.. It all works. i got everything up - it was a HUGE hassel with VISTA running on the server computer, but my issue is, it takes FOREVER to open Quick Books or perform any QB functions.. Is there something going on with the mac?? Do you think its possible that the server computer running vista is making the mac jump through hoops to connect to and make changes to a file on its public folder?? WHAT can be causing this. I know the version of QB is good, its a legit copy and is running fine on here.. Are there things i can "TURN OFF" on XP 9on the mac) in order to make it run faster or more effeciently.