Just wanted to share a heads-up for any Mac owners who are looking to purchase Parallels at the discounted price available to Georgetown students. I just tried purchasing Parallels Desktop 6.0 through the e-academy website (for a link, go through the Georgetown IST site here
). When I went to check-out, I got a message saying I was ineligible, even though I appeared to meet all the requirements. I called e-academy, and they said it's a problem with their system. Incidentally, I wasn't the first person to call with the same issue. They're working on a fix. So if you tried to buy Parallels at a student discount and were told you were ineligible, don't rush out and pay full price. Wait a day or so and try again.
Another random tip, this time for anyone looking to run MS Office 2010 on multiple machines. I asked the support desk at e-academy whether the MS Office 2010 license I purchased through e-academy could be used on multiple machines (in my case, a desktop and a laptop). To my surprise, he said yes; just reuse the same activation key. I haven't tried it yet, but if I ever get Parallels working on my Air, I'll let you know if this tip works.