I haven’t laid hands on the C2D Macbook yet… have they filed off the edges of corners yet? On the CD version, the edge where the hands rest is positively sharp, whereas on my old iBook is was smooth and comfortable.
Parallels is very nice. I sadly am required to use Windows XP for certain things for my work, and it works pretty much flawlessly. It does make the “plane” take off and cruise around the room, though. One of these days I’m going to fire up a Linux VM and see how that works.