I started a thread titled: Suggestions for building a VMWare Fusion VM for Quicken. The first response was to "dump quicken". I suppose that's a fair reply. But, I really want to discuss how to optimize a VM in that thread, not watch it turn into a debate over the merits of Quicken vs other approaches to personal finance tracking on the Mac. So, I started this thread Here's the first reply I got on that thread. You can continue the discussion here.