Hey, I've been beta testing Parallels version 3 for sometime and find it fast and reliable... But... I originally purchased the retail version about 6 or 7 months ago and, number one, sent in for a rebate that never showed up, but more importantly, Parallels gave a 1 year upgrade guarantee. Well, I called them today (a toll call) and found out that one can only upgrade to version 3 for free if you purchased Parallels on or after May 1st, 2007. I asked about the 1 year "upgrade" path and was told it is only for your current version. So, any version 2.x is free, but they require me to pay another $39 for version 3. I said, well, I am a beta tester, do you know if they get an upgrade? She said "no". So, just be aware when you buy Parallels with their one year upgrade that it is really just "updates" not "upgrade". So... I've been using VM Ware also... for free and that is where I am staying. I told the CSR that I am leaving Parallels due to their policy and the fact that VMWare is free right now (and stable too). She didn't seem to care. So, audios Parallels! I am sorry to see you go. It is policies like this that can wreck a good company. I am fair weathered I know! But, that is the name of the competition game!