Since having issues installing Ubuntu side-by-side with Windows 8, I thought I'd try running Ubuntu in a VM instead. However, VMWare player has no love for Windows 8 yet (invalid VM86 or something similar), and AFAIK the promised hypervisor options are not currently available for playing with.
So: Are there any VM hosts that do work in Windows 8 Developer Preview at this point? (specifically for running Ubuntu)
Alternatively, does Wubi work on Windows 8? It seems not; from Wubi:
An error occurred:
'WindowsBackend' object has no attribute 'iso_path'