I have a better question: if one needs to install XP or Vista (64-bit) on a Mac (eg a Mac Pro, iMac, MacBook Pro), is Boot Camp necessarily better than Parallels or VMware Fusion? Are there different optimal answers for XP vs Vista?
If you require 64-bit support then your only options is VMware Fusion as neither Boot Camp nor Parallels support 64-bit OS's at this time.
I've read that Boot Camp actually outperforms Para. The only other issue is that Boot Camp is already there (On the Lepard disk.) Anyone have any thoughts on this? I really don't want Win on this machine, but it looks like it will have to be there. Thanks for any insights.
If you are doing CPU/GPU intensive tasks that require Windows then I would use Boot Camp as Boot Camp devotes 100% of the hardware to Windows. If you need to run Windows based apps that don't tax the GPU/CPU then I would run Parallels/VMware - VM's run natively but you are sharing the resources with the parent OS.
I use Parallels in Coherence mode when I need to run Windows apps. I have instant access to those apps yet OS X is always there. I do have Vista running via Boot Camp so that I can get my Team Fortress 2 fix when I am on the road.
OSX wireless support is notoriously bad.
I have had no issues with my previous MB nor with my current MBP on any of the wireless networks I use nor have I had any issues with OS X users on my employers wireless network. I have not heard any complaints from anyone I know that have MB/MBP's. Have you had problems with your MB/MBP?