ok, i applied this texture to this box to display the problem I'm having. I'm running maya 8.0 in windows on OSX with parallels. If you didn't catch that im running OSX with parallels running windows and windows is running maya. Regardless the maya is running on windows. my texture isn't showing up in my orthographic views, only in my perspective view. AND yes hardware texturing is on in the other view ports, as you can see from the screen shot(hitting 6 turns this on by the way).
also i cant see the navigator thats usualy in the top right corner of the perspective view that allows you to rotate and such.