I'm sorry, I know that this is covered in new threads daily, but the recent ones seem to be about gaming and I have no idea what they're on about! It's a Vista or XP question. I'll be doing lots of word processing, browsing, the usual stuff. My usage will only be interesting or different form the norm in that I'll be using Dragon NaturallySpeaking voice operated software to do a lot of writing (master's thesis, articles, reports and other docs for work) into Word. I hope to find a way to do this with Endnote and have it all working well in a window inside OSX ie so I'm in the Mac environment with my Windows programs running in a window rather than having to look at a Windows desktop -- sorry if this explanation isn't very clear! I'll use VMware Fusion for this. I'm getting a Macbook Pro when I arrive in the States at the start of August (just in time for the NC tax holiday) Any advice greatly appreciated.