Must be a Mac thing. lol
I have successfully run Linux with VirtualBox and Win7 with the new Artisteer on an old single core laptop with only 2 GB ram.
This is in seemless mode with no crashes. Nice huh?
The laptop is probobly worth about $50 bucks. lol
So are you glad you paid so much extrea for a Mac.
Well at least you look cool to other Mac users. lol