Because of the "disappearing cursor" and "flaky modifier key behavior", I have been forced to use FreeHand in Windows 7 under Parallels.
Upgrading to Parallels Desktop 9 (just out), I think I'm ready to return to FreeHand on Mac OS X Server 10.6. The modifier key behavior is more snappy and consistent. Whereas the cursor icon may not always update, the functionality is definitely better. For instance, holding the Apple/Command key with any tool selected, will consistently modify to "Pointer/Select" tool. With Parallels 8 it wouldn't. Also th e Zoom shortcuts are working better (Option/Command/Space). We all know how crucial this is to an efficient workflow
Try it out!
BR Lars Herold
Mac Mini 2GHz Intel Core i7 Mac OS X 10.8.4
Parallels Desktop 9, Mac OS X Server 10.6.8
FreeHand MX 11.0.2