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Is there any way to start programming for Windows 8 mobile on Mac OS X platform. I'm already programming for iOS and want to developing for Windows 8 mobile but don't want to install Windows.

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use a virtualized environment. –  user827992 Aug 30 '12 at 11:25
Install Windows on a virtual machine, problem solved. –  Yannis Aug 30 '12 at 11:25
Is this the best way to do it? –  n_yanev Aug 30 '12 at 11:26
There's no "best" way. You can either buy a Windows machine, buy a copy of Windows and dual boot your current machine or buy a copy of Windows and use a virtual machine. It all depends on your hardware and personal preferences –  ChrisF Aug 30 '12 at 11:29
Can you develop for iOS mobile on Windows? –  Euphoric Aug 30 '12 at 11:37

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Use the development tools from Microsoft for the purpose. Consider using virtualization software and install one of the time delimited trials from Microsoft to do so cheaply.

Note, however that this is still cheaper than if you were using Windows and wanted to write iOS applications...

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The truth hurts. –  Eliot Ball Aug 30 '12 at 11:27
+1 for the last sentence. –  marco-fiset Aug 30 '12 at 15:47

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