The Windows 8 Consumer Preview appears to be a big success so far, with more than a million downloads less than a week after its launch. While it’s possible to install Windows 8 on a Mac using Apple’s “Boot Camp” tool, the easiest method is to download the latest version of an app called Parallels.
Parallels lets you run a virtual PC with Windows on your Mac’s desktop. Mac Life points out a new Parallels update that adds support for the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. It’ll also work with the developer preview of OS X Mountain Lion.
Normally, you’d have to partition your hard drive to get Windows on your Mac, but Parallels is probably the easiest way for Mac users to test out Windows 8.
You can download a free trial of the latest version of Parallels right here. After that, you can download the Windows 8 Consumer Preview here.