IE6 and IE7 Together, Sort Of

firefoxMicrosoft's release of IE7 has made my life difficult. In the past I would develop a site and check it out in Firefox and IE6 to make sure all was well. I've yet to install IE7 because doing so will clobber my installation of IE6. I don't want to lose IE6 because I want to be able to test my code with that browser which an awful lot of fools people are still using.

Not installing IE7 has created another problem. How do I test my code in IE7 if I can't have both IE6 and IE7 running on my pc? I can have multiple version of Firefox, but only the one version of IE. I just came upon this IEBlog entry about running IE6 and IE7 on the same computer. They recommend running IE6 in a virtual instance using their Virtual PC. There are links on that page, if you've got the same issue I do.

One more thing. Get Firefox and the entire issue becomes moot. Thanks.

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You mean you only have one computer?!? ;-)

December 2, 2006 @ 9:39 AM


Hey, I already got Firefox a few weeks ago and after using it for a while, I must say that I rank it miles ahead of IE. I also have Opera and now rarely use IE, like when my MSN messenger signals that I have new mail, I click it and IE opens. I prefer FireFox right now.

December 2, 2006 @ 10:14 AM

Mike Boon

The other "must have" app is Gaim. No more MSN Messenger! With Gaim, I'm online with MSN, Yahoo! and GTalk via one convenient and slick little client.

December 2, 2006 @ 10:47 AM

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