I have an iMac 2.4ghtz C2D with 3GB ram and Leopard. I just purchased Win XP and Fusion. This is my first Mac (i've used them before, but this is my first primary mac). I need to have windows to do the following things: 1. Finance: Quicken 2. FLAC based 10,000 song music server: dbPowerAmp and Tag&Rename 3. STATA for some some crunching. 4. Odds and ends: MindMapper, SecondCopy, Snagit I don't engage in PC gaming and I plan to do graphics heavy stuff (photoshop, illustrator on the mac platform). Here are my questions: 1. Is there any disadvantage to installing WinXP in bootcamp and then using Fusion vs. installing WinXP directly through fusion? 2. Since windows can read/write NTFS formatted drives if I use Fusion will I be able to read/write NTFS formatted external drives from mac software? I know there's a downloadable solution called macfuse or something but you have to set up each drive to do it. 3. SecondCopy is a file backup/synchronization program. If I run it through fusion, will it see the OSX files and be able to manipulate them? At work I use a PC so I'd like to mirror my Documents (on the mac) folder work on the PC and sync again with the Documents for any changes.