Accidentally posted this in the hardware forum! I need to use voice operated software. The Windows programs are still better than the Apple-friendly stuff when it comes to learning new words (very important for me). So I'm getting a Macbook Pro in a month or two and plan to run XP and VMWare. I know that I can use Unity to run Windows programs in my OSX environment, but I want to know if it's possible to use Dragon (in Unity) to dictate into Mac programs (ie Office). That would make me very happy, as I already have Office for Mac! Also, I've had Macs at home almost all my life, and am curious about the virus protection you need to run Windows. Is it possible to stop the Windows programs from connecting to the internet, keeping the machine safe? Or do I need to install AVG or something?