Apologies for this common question, but answers online are often patchy and a few details always elude me.
-- I plan to buy VMWare Fusion for my Mac Powerbook (core 2 duo.) So I need to buy a copy of Windows. I guess I'm aiming at Windows 7 Home Premium or some such thing, but please tell me a better flavor if you are passionate about it. Or would a copy of WinXP be less of a resource hog?
-- Main Question: Is it possible to purchase the windows copy via 100% download online, with no CDs shipped to me... I live overseas and prefer that. (I suppose I would then burn an installer CD myself to feed to VMWare?) If yes, Please give any and all recommendations on online stores that would have a legit copy at a decent price...
-- If it's not possible to buy windows via 100% download only, please let me know your favorite online stores to buy the physical legit versions. The only one I have learned of that didn't seem incredibly sketchy is http://www.newegg.com/
-- Anything important to know about whether aiming for an "OEM" version would be smart, foolish, frugal, risky... Can they not be re-installed a second time if the computer crashes, or some other kind of risk?