To be honest, in the last year I worked at home mostly on my mac environment especially with Xcode for great applications for iphone/ipad/etc…
On the other hand, I never tried the great “boot camp” tool.
The “boot camp” tool that build inside the OSX allows you to install several OS systems on the same mac computer by using a boot method (that work much more native and fast if we compare it to regular virtual desk solutions)
So what you need:
1. At least 20 GB free (I tried it with 40G)
2. A disk burned with ISO for windows 8 preview version ( I tried the 64 version)
3. Enough RAM memory (I used 8G)
1. Open “Boot Camp” tool in your mac (under utility->”Boot Camp”)
2. Make sure that the “Windows Support” is checked and burn it to your USB driver or to CD/DVD
3. Partition – change it to your need (20G is minimum, I used 40G)
4. Put your burned ISO install DVD (or usb disk) into the computer , and let the “Boot Camp” tool partition your disk and install the win8.
5. Wow…this was fast…and after 15 min , the installed finished and I have windows 8 on my mac J
6. Just don’t forget to install the “windows support” setup on your “new” windows 8.
Now you have 2 boot OS systems, so every time you restart your computer you can decide what OS to launch.
After that I installed also the VS2012…both of them work very well! (the 8G ram do the smoothly job)