Can i resize Boot Camp Partition,what about a second partitiion?

i had 40 GB left on my macbook
i boot camped a new Partition at 10 GB and put Windows XP SP2 on it
i got 2 new questions
1.Can i change the 10GB to 20 GB and if so HOW
2.Can i do yet Another Partition so my macbook can have OS10/Xp/Vista in 3 seperate partitions?
what about Linux
is there a way to open Both Partitions at the same time to view OS10 and XP side by side on the same computer ?
thanks in advance

Sounds like you didn't plan enough space. Not w/o destroying (backup) your current partitioning to install each natively.
Maybe Parallels would fit your needs.
Triple boot

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