I want to get into iPhone development and have been trying the iATKOS i5 DVD on my system,

intel Dual Core 1.8Ghz
nVidia 8600 GT 512MB DDR2 from Sparkle
Viewsonic monitor
Creative 2.1 surround sound speaker system

The good news is that I can boot into OSX. The bad news is that the resolution is stuck at 1024x768. (I tried many times, but for now, I've given up on the resolution thing)

For my system, if I try something like VMware or Virtual PC, can I boot into OSX with it? And will the iPhone SDK work well inside it? My priority is to try out apps with the default iPhone emulator that comes with it.

I just need it for the learning experience.