[thelist] Switching back to Mac

Ken Schaefer ken.schaefer at gmail.com
Wed Oct 27 21:20:18 CDT 2004

On Thu, 28 Oct 2004 02:43:47 +1000, Robert Gormley
<robert at pennyonthesidewalk.com> wrote:
> > I'm an admitted Mac-head.  For web developing, one big advantage I find
> > is testing.  With Virtual PC, I can test a page in Win IE 4, 5, 5.5, 6,
> > pretty much any version of Netscape, Mozilla, Safari, Opera, Lynx, etc.
> > etc. etc.
> >
> > On a Windows machine you can't have more than one version of IE
> > installed (there are theoretical ways, which have been discussed on the
> > List before, but they involve a lot of messing around), and you can't
> > test Mac or Unix programs.
> Without precise knowledge of Virtual PC, but assuming it's much like
> VMware(?), I think it's a little unfair to extol the Mac as being amazingly
> easy to test multiple IE versions, when Windows can do it just as simply
> with VMware.
> For reference, it's quite possible to test a lot of Unix programs too, using
> Ming(?) or Cygwin (which provides a Unix base under Windows).

And don't forget Interix (formerly Services for Unix) which IIRC is free now.


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