Maybe new idea maybe not. I thought some of the more technical might elaborate: I'm running leopard and I'm assuming everyone is familiar with the problems using remote desktop (to xp home ed. from osx.) I have installed on the xp machine "microsoft virtual pc/machine." On the "virtual machine" I have "Windows 7 beta." Mac connects fine via remote desktop to "windows 7." There must be a way to directly access XP via windows 7's 'services' however bypassing the use of virtual machine. that is, using mac remote desktop direct to xp. The intention is to avoid the memory drain of running two operating systems as well as virtual PC.