I just bought a Macbook Air 13" ultimate and we are getting to know each other. This is my first ever mac and as expected I'm experiencing some growing pains. I have purchased Parallels and Windows 7 Home as I just don't think I can entirely give up Windows. There is some tinkering I do with my cell phones and what-not that just have far better windows documentation/compatibility. What I'm trying to figure out is if I can install Windows 7 via Bootcamp so that I have the option of booting fully into windows, thus giving me better hardware performance, but also installing Parallels so that for my day-to-day computing I can open it just for moving a file, or general light weight stuff. Also, I have the 256 ssd drive...what is an ideal allocation if I go the Bootcamp route? I think the way I it was explained to me is that you allocate the amount of space up front in Bootcamp, and it seems that's all you get...versus Parallels where the apple guy said it keeps "building as needed" which I took to mean Parallels just uses space as it needs it. One last thing...if I can run Bootcamp and Parallels...can I access files saved while booted in Bootcamp from Parallels?