I'm getting ready to start university this month and I'll be a Computer Science major at a Division 2 state university. Which should I purchase to run in Bootcamp and Fusion/Parallels on my Mac? XP or Vista? Does Visual Studio 2008 only run on Vista? Should I jump for that version because of VS08? Honestly, the time I've spent with Vista I've hated, but I'd rather not be stuck behind the curve. I'll be running all of this on a 2.6 GHz MacBook Pro with 2 GB RAM (soon be upgraded to 4) in either Parallels or Fusion and probably some BootCamp. Thanks for your advice.