I am considering purchasing a 13" MBA with 8GB and 256GB hard drive. I would like to use this system for windows development using Visual Studio 2012. I am planning on using VM Fusion so that I can have a virtual machine for Windows 8. Could I get away with using a smaller hard drive - 128GB and still have enough room for just one VM? The only application on that VM would be Visual Studio 2012 and Office Professional(unless I went with Pages, etc.) and the OS. I was thinking I could keep the project source in the cloud or on a USB stick for each client.
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I went through roughly the same issue with my 2010 MBP and VS2010. The only ways I was able to use VS2010 was by either BootCamp to dual boot Windows, or through a virtual machine. From my experience, there is no other way to develop with Visual Studio on a Mac. I prefered a virtual machine via VMWare, but that is strictly my opinion.
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