I installed Windows XP & VmWare on my iMac for one purpose only - that was to use Quicken!! I too did not want to give up Quickenand I was using very old version, which I didn't update since I didn't need the on-line functions (I use my bank to pay bills)and I didn't want to spend the $.As for complications - well, I'm not, in spite of years and years of using one, very computer-savy. I had to purchase Windows (as you have to do whether using VmWare or Parallels) and I had to purchase VmWare. I don't like the tech support from VmWare,mostly because I have a great deal of trouble understanding them - perhaps most of the tech are from India - that plus just the technical aspects of the program were hard to get set up for me, initially. Since then, I've had no problems and its a lot easier to go from VmWare to the Apple programs than it would be in Parallels. I don't have to shut down and restart and I believe one has to do so with Parallels.That being said, my old Quicken (2004 deluxe) is finally showing its age....just a bit buggy now and I've heard that Quicken for Mac is not that great a product. I didn't buy it for that reason....I' still using the windows version on the VmWare side of my machine - yes, you can use bot sides of the machine - the Mac side and the Windows side just working with the different windows and not closing either of them. However, I have recently downloaded and installed (still on a 30 day trial) iBank onto my iMac. its not as sophisticated a Quicken, however, during this testing period, I have not found anything yet which would stop me from using it solely and in place of Quicken - right now I'm still having some difficulty understanding and learning a new software program, but I am making progress.Hope this info is helpful to you....
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