I purchased a Mac Mini last year with Parallels 7 VM and installed the free Windows 8 Preview edition. I wasn't very impressed with Windows 8 Preview. Eight months of that experience with the non-intuitive control over the Metro style interface seemed so frustrating that it made me strongly dislike Windows 8. Although I was using an Apple Magic Trackpad I didn't like the function using the Metro style interface. I have also tested Windows 8 in the stores on laptops with touchscreens and on PCs using a mouse. For whatever reason those experiences using Windows 8 and it's interface designed for touch just didn't feel right. I upgraded from Lion to Mountain Lion last year over the summer. I just upgraded to Parallels 8 and took advantage of the limited time $39 Windows 8 Pro upgrade offer by Microsoft (good until Jan 31st, 2013...the end of this month). I downloaded the Windows 8 Pro update and installed it on top of the Windows 8 consumer preview edition. It took about two hours for the entire download and update process. When it was finished I experienced a few glitches with the screen size not being full wide screen. I had to go into Parallels settings for the Windows 8 VM and select to Reinstall the Parallels Tools. Windows 8 Pro showed Parallels Tools on a virtual DVD drive. I went to Windows 8 desktop and installed them...rebooted...and everything was perfect. The extra enhancements and shortcuts that Parallels 8 added to the Windows 8 Pro are great. Moving back and forth on the fly between OSX Mountain Lion and Windows 8 Pro is enjoyable. The Apple magic trackpad is my preferred device to use with Windows 8 Pro. Using up to four finger gestures, tapping and swiping on the large pad works so well and is fast and the Parallels 8 enhancements to Windows 8 are so convenient and simple to use that I went from practically hating Windows 8 and the Metro style interface (even on store PCs and laptops with touch screens) to really enjoying using Windows 8. The feel and control of an OS is critical to the experience. Before doing these software updates I was not impressed with Windows 8 or computers running Windows 8 but that has seemed to suddenly and dramatically change 180 degrees. We will see if my feelings about this lasts over the long run but so far I am impressed. I wonder if there are any advanced PC trackpads that could replicate this experience for non-Mac users. I can't imagine using Windows 8 Pro with any other devices and feature sets than this.