Running IE6, IE7 and IE8 on your Mac

I use a Mac, which means testing my work in IE6, IE7 and IE8 is a pain. I have Parallels installed but I don’t want to buy extra copies of Windows just to test in IE. Plus, Parallels doesn’t compress the virtual hard drive so each OS takes about 10 - 20GB of space.

The good news is that Microsoft provides free VirtualPC disk images for each of their browsers.

The bad news is that they wont run on Mac and VirtualPC wont run inside Parallels or VMWare Fusion — but I’ve found a solution! We can convert the disk images to work for VMWare Fusion or VirtualBox.

I'm giving this a shot... *crosses fingers* -- will update when it's good to go.



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i use virtualbox to test our stuff on my mac, works like a charm.
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