This is the screen capture of my recent desktop. My computing environment has dramatically improved last week thanks to "Paralles Desktop" which is one of the most popular virtual machine software for Mac. It can create some so-called "virtual PCs" on your Macintosh computer so that you can run other OS including Windows XP, Windows Vista and Linux. Sure, I had heard a lot about it, but I didn't install it on my Mac because I was skeptical about its performance. Now, I'm regretting about my prejudice. It is way better than I expected. It is true that a virtual machine cannot be faster than a real machine on which it is running. However, in some cases on Parallels Desktop, it seems to be faster thanks to its clever algorithm. For example, XP can be restarted on Paralles in a few seconds while a real PC requires a few minutes. As you know and as you might get tired, Windows requires to be restarted several times a day and it consumes your precious minutes every day. It can be a great help for you. Another benefit of this great software is that you can make snapshots of your virtual machine whenever you like and you can get back to the point you captured the snapshot. It means that you can roll back to the past in case you made a critical mistake or your Windows hanged up. I think the world of Windows will gradually fall off and more and more people will start to transfer to Mac because you can even use Windows on your Mac just when you really need it.