[thelist] Development platform

Ken Schaefer ken at adOpenStatic.com
Fri Sep 19 07:51:50 CDT 2003

From: <John.Brooking at NA.SAPPI.COM>
Subject: [thelist] Development platform

: What about us poor slobs on Windows? Can anyone recommend a
: good way to set up, say, XP to be able to run multiple versions of
: browsers like Geoff can? (XP is my development box, and I mostly
: develop for ISP-hosted sites, so I don't have direct server access.) I
: think there is virtual box software out there for Windows, but what
: about emulating the Mac browsers?

I don't think there's any easy way to emulate Mac browsers on a PC - the PC
doesn't have the necessary Mac ROM.

That said, emulating various Win and Linux browsers can be accomplished
using VMWare (www.vmware.com) or Virtual PC (if you have Microsoft MSDN
Subscription you can download v5.2 from the MSDN site). VMWare is more
polished, but I believe that Microsoft will be releasing a nice, new version
of VirtualPC towards the end of the year.


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