Is there any possible way to run Visual Studio 2010 in Linux (Red Hat)?
VirtualBox running Windows 7 x86 in Seamless mode works wonderfully for VS2010 dev. You can even save the state of the machine and reclaim the resources, starting it back up in an identical state, leaving you on the same line you were editing last time.
You haven't mentioned which Window manager you're using - when using Gnome 2, I got best results keeping my Gnome 2 bar to the top of the screen allowing the Windows taskbar to take the bottom.
As an aside, you haven't mentioned in your question whether you're developing Windows software, or whether the target environment will be Mono under Linux. If it's the latter, you might find MonoDevelop less resource intensive.