VirtualBox - hedging my bets

Summary:For my latest Joomla! site, I have set up a Windows XP Virtual Machine (VM), using the VirtualBox Open Source Edition.

For my latest Joomla! site, I have set up a Windows XP Virtual Machine (VM), using the VirtualBox Open Source Edition. Trouble is, once I'd installed Internet Explorer 7, I couldn't get a standalone copy of Internet Explorer 6 working.

So, I created a new WinXP VM and then cloned it using these instructions from the VirtualBox forums. Now, I have standalone IE5.5 (from the browser archive at evolt.org) and IE6 on one VM, IE7 on another and IE8 on a third.

And I can test away to my heart's content for those poor unfortunates locked into a 'World with Windows but no way out'™ ;)

Topics: Software Development

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A web designer since the 20th century, I am a pragmatic advocate of Free Software and I use proprietary software when appropriate. I made the full-time switch to Linux back in 2007, and my desktop tools of choice are Linux Mint, Inkscape, GIMP and Sublime Text. As a Front End Developer, my core skills are HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery, an... Full Bio

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