I just installed Microsoft Virtual PC 7 and ran my Windows 2000 setup. It has Microsoft Office 2000, Microsoft PhotoDraw, Microsoft Money 2003, Digital Image Pro 7.0, Microsoft Streets 2004, Microsoft Project, Paperport 9. My G5 has 1 GB of memory and I allocated 256 MB for Windows 2000. I have experience with Virtual PC 4, 5, and 6. I originally used a G3 with Virtual PC 4 under OS 9 to run Windows and some DOS programs. Office starts up faster, the screen refreshes like a normal PC. I am blow away how much faster it is compared to VPC 6 on my Powerbook. My favorite graphics program is the discountinued Microsoft Draw Program and it runs just as fast as the PC that I used originally with it. It's fast enough to make me want to try Visual Studio .NET next. Perhaps it isn't as fast as a real PC of today. When I read the reviews of VPC 7, my expectations were very low. People that say VPC 7 is slow haven't tried VPC on a G3. That is painfully slow in comparsion. The speed compared to an average PC with business apps is more like comparing Safari with Firefox. It's really nickpicking to say that VPC is too slow. I have seen slower PCs used as a primary PC from other users compared to VPC on the mighty G5.