Saturday, December 2nd, 2006
A common issue with testing IE 7 and IE 6 is, how do you get to do this in an environment which is true to the user environment?
The IE team has blogged about IE6 and IE7 Running on a Single Machine, and their answer is to give us a Virtual PC image that contains:
- Windows XP Professional SP2 + high-priority fixes through November 2006
- Internet Explorer 6.0
- Internet Explorer 7 Readiness Toolkit 2.0
The idea is: run IE 7 on your main machine, and boot into this VPC image for IE 6.
On the Mac side there is exciting news. Parallels has a new release that contains:
- Coherence mode: You can run Windows apps that appear like they are mac windows. They fit into Alt-Tab and expose. No need to go to the “windows” window and go from there. This means you can run IE7, Firefox for Windows, etc and it looks like they are just other apps
- Boot from Basecamp partition: People have long asked to be able to boot directly from a bootcamp partition.
- Transporter: Parallels Transporter can migrate the information from live disks of a remote PC computer and create
images of such disks which can be usedParallels Transporter usage scenarios.
Virtualization is getting better and better, and will help us keep old crud around for frustrating testing ;)
Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:27 am