I know this is a common topic, I've been searching and reading all over for the past 2 days from different tests done about both VM's so far I'm leaning toward VMware. I just want to install XP and run some office programs thats it, my biggest concern is USB support is VMware pretty good with hardware you plug into USB to use in the window VM? It's crazy how flip sided this topic can be, most mac uses love Parallels while most bloggers love VMware fusion. I'm very picky and this decision is hard!!!