IE6 on a Mac?
December 2, 2010 7:12 AM Subscribe
What is the best way to run IE6, 7, 8, and 9 on a 2010 iMac for web design and testing purposes?
posted by bonsai forest to computers & internet (11 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I'm designing websites and I had been using a screencap service (litmus) to see how the sites looked in IE, but this is getting too expensive, and the free screencap services too slow. Plus I want to ensure consistent functionality, not just appearance.
At this point, I can't afford buying a PC to test sites, and I don't really want an extra computer around anyway, so I was thinking from preliminary research that my best bet would be Parallels + Windows 7, and I would only be using Parallels to run different versions of IE.
1. Are there any web designers / developers using this solution to test sites in IE that can offer some feedback?
2. Is there a better way to achieve my aims? Bootcamp?
3. Once I have the setup I described, will it run the earlier versions of IE just as IE6 would run on an older pre-windows 7 machine?
Anything else I should be considering for this kind of testing?