Musings on a Mac
I'm running BW 8 on a 4meg MacBook Pro notebook. I use Fusion 3 and it runs as fast as my last experience on a native XP machine with the exception of load times. I've had no problems including copy / paste of both Greek and Hebrew. My one comment (if your purchasing a laptop) is to spring for the faster 7200 rpm drive (better yet an SSD). HD access times make a huge difference in Fusion (and I'd bet in Parallels as well). 4 meg of RAM is really required to get satisfactory preformance.
I've used BW on both a Mac and Linux using Virtual Box, which again was very functional.
You'll love a Mac!
Pastor Clint Cozier, Ph.D.
Pastor, Southminster Presbyterian Church