There are few distinct good things about VMware
- VMware let you decide how many cores for your guest OS
- VMware supports more than 1 monitor (upto 10 if you have that many available to your host OS)
- networking between OS is a lot easier using NAT, network address translation
- the guest OS runs on a file instead of a partition of my HDD
I'll be trying an evaluation copy of fusion on my MacBook. For $79.99 I think it's a good deal. VMware for Windows costs a lot more at $189. Again I prefer not to run ubuntu from a partition 'cos I have dual monitor so I could be doing a few things at once.
I'll have to find out if VMware requires XP Pro w/SP2 for installation. I don't believe so as VMware forms a layer between OS X and the guest OS therefore not having direct access to MacBook's hardware hence shouldn't be requiring SP2 in order to run BootCamp?!