While looking at your screen shot, I noticed a Windows task bar at the bottom. How does running Windows on your Mac work for you?
I realize this is off the subject, but I will be needing to install Windows on my MacBook in a couple months and would like some insight.
Having had too much experience doing this, I will share my thoughts on this.
If you have OS 10.5.x you can also run Windows natively on your MacBook using Boot Camp. While this is not always the best option, it will give you the best performance in Windows. I have to run a software program called CLAware. It is a basic database for learning unwritten languages, but the install is over 1 GB. It stores photos and audio files, so the database itself can become very large. When I ran it in VMWare and Parallels, they both were a bit slow. However, I have ran them both using more everyday programs like MS Office 2003, Logos X, and a few others and they ran just fine. It really depends on what you are going to be running.
I have only used Windows XP Home Edition, I have not ran any other version of Windows. Also, if you are thinking of playing any games like Call of Duty 4, they run flawless in Boot Camp!
*As a side note, if you use Boot Camp, it does make it a bit more work to transfer documents between systems. You would have to create a document in Windows and save everything to it and then open it up once you have rebooted into you Mac OS again. It is not difficult, just takes more time and a restart.
Edited by Justin Burt, 04 July 2008 - 12:39 PM.