I went ahead and ordered my copy of VMWare for the Mac yesterday. It is really a good piece of software. What I like about it is the large number of Virtual Machines that you can download and evaluate. I have heard that the new Paralles does allow you to use VMware images, but have not tested that myself. The ability to run windows apps in their own windows just like native Mac apps (called Unity) seems to work better than the way Parallels does it. Plus, the fact that you can get for only $40 right now also helped.