Hello. This is my first post, so please be gentle. I have looked for a thread similar to this and, unless one has been posted in the past five hours, haven't found anything. I've been lurking on the forums for weeks but finally decided to sign up. I'm currently saving up for a MacBook this fall. It will be my first Mac (I'm so excited). I am interested in running Windows XP next to OS X. Mostly for games every once in awhile, and occasionally a few Windows applications. However, I want this process to run very smoothly next to Leopard and not have to reboot every time, since I will most likely be chatting or surfing on Leopard along with playing the game. I'm interested in purchasing either Fusion or Parallels. I've looked at both of the system requirements and descriptions of both programs, but honestly I don't really understand the difference. Which is better? What about cheaper? Which do you recommend? Do they work differently, or are they practically the same? I believe Fusion is for people who will do more extensive work, such as graphic editing or maybe games that need more specs to run. However, I'm not sure. If you could please bring some clarity on this topic, it would be much appreciated.