I hope this takes off because long flights can get extremely boring! gaming would be fun, even if you're not a typical gamer. even being able to chat over IM or whatever would help; anything to pass the time.
from what I've read, I know you can network the machines in the windows and linux versions, and I think in the mac version there is actually a share folder feature so you don't have to network them. does this answer your question?
well, I guess dual booting is a possibility, but it seems so tedious compared to virtualization. all this hype about parallels because of their software for the macs is making me feel like i should try their workstation for windows.
what makes vmware and xen the best? isn't xen like open source or something? do you have to have a lot of experience to use something like that? i just want whatever is going to be the easiest and and most user-friendly.