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Testing IE compatibility on a Mac?

edited February 2006 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
Is there any way to try to emulate IE/Win on a Mac without using Virtual PC? I know I can use IE/5/Mac but that doesn't do anything right. Any help is appreciated.

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    You can use Remote Desktop Client (http://www.microsoft.com/mac/otherproducts/otherproducts.aspx?pid=remotedesktopclient) if you have access to a PC box to login into. Other than that, VirtualPC is the only way to truly emulate IE/Win. Alternately, you can also use one of the services like BrowserCam (http://browsercam.com) that takes screenshots of webpages for you.
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    If you're using an Intel Mac, Darwine is getting pretty nice.
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    Never thought of Remote Desktop Client, nice. In fact any old VNC client would work as well then?
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    I don't have any access to a PC. I actually found out about BrowserCam last night on SitePoint forums, it's pretty awesome stuff. No intel Mac here.
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    Wonder if you can run OS 9 on a PC anyhow... failing that if you ask nicely I'll do a load of screen shots for ya at work.
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    RDC works very well, in my experience.

    If you're making lots of small changes to something, I figure browsercam would make the process tedious, if not hell.

    Any cheap old PC that will run XP will do the trick. If you do this often, I'd say that RDC would be your best bet option. If it's an infrequent thing, then browsercam is the way to go.
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    "Never thought of Remote Desktop Client, nice. In fact any old VNC client would work as well then?" Yup.
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    browsershots.org works quite well. The queue is long but the results are nice.
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    Have fun debugging a website based on static screenshots...
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    Admittedly it's not as good as having the browser but you can at least tell if it looks alright.
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    And if it doesn't?
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    BACK TO THE PROVERBIAL DRAWING BOARD head hung in shame
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    Exactly. Unless you're me and don't care if your site breaks IE.
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    i asked about ie/mac on css beauty recently and people were saying just leave it, it's a dead browser. personally i'm tempted to agree, you'd be doing most people a service my just serving them a message advising to upgrade to FF or Safari.
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    For IE5/Mac? Sure, but IE6/Win support is pretty much mandatory.
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    You're right I totally forgot which around he was going. I ended up having to get a cheapo PC laptop at work for testing this stuff.
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    yup browsershots is good. u get to test not only PC, but any kind of browser/screen res combination thinkable. try out their free 24hr trial.
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