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IE6 – running windows programs on mac

  • # July 20, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    hi chris and everyone on this board..
    i gotta say, love the site, especially the video tutorials, ive learned alot on this site!! so i just thought i would do my part and maybe this might be helpful to some and just in case anyone is interested..

    not sure if this is where i should post this, but since im using it to debug ie6 css problems..

    i downloaded this program (this is not a shameless plug lol, i have nothing to do with codeweavers)…_trial/?done=1

    with this you can run windows programs WITHOUT having to install a windows OS. i installed our friend IE6 and seems to be running fine (except for the css bugs of course lol) check out the attachment.

    the program costs about $69, but has a free 30 day trial, thats what im using right now.

    i also found an open source program that is supposed to go the same type of thing but i havent tested it yet..

    hope this helps.. :D

    # July 21, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    There’s also another way that is even more free using Darwine and IE4OSX:

    Oh, and development of Q has halted, so Virtualbox is a MUCH better solution. Besides that, Virtualbox doesn’t try to emulate a processor, it just pipes through to the physical, existing one. This is known as "Virtualization". It also has the same ability that VMWare has, commonly referred to as "Seamless mode". This will allow you to run applications without the pesky Windows background in your way.

    Virtualbox is developed by Sun Microsystems.

    # July 22, 2009 at 3:09 am

    wow.. im new at all this ie6 testing within a mac environment.

    question.. so does virtualbox run without having to install a windows OS also?? and in your experience, is i limited to certain windows programs or can you pretty much install program on it?

    thanks so much for the letting me know about this

    # July 28, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    Back after a long hiatus ;)

    Anyways, Virtualbox is just like VMWare and requires you to hold a Windows license (and of course disc) to use it properly.

    # September 17, 2009 at 2:44 am

    with this you can run windows programs without having to install a windows OS. i installed our friend IE6 and seems to be running fine except for the css bugs of course check out the attachment.

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