Internet Explorer under Mac OS X

Posted by Dirk Nachbar on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 with No comments
In case, you are like me regularly working with Web environments, you will need to test from time to time your stuff with different browser, e.g. Safari, Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Under Mac OS X many Users are using for example Safari and switching the User Agent to Internet Explorer 11 or something like that to simulate an Internet Explorer.

Microsoft is providing for free (YES, its for FREE !!!) a Virtual Machine for 90 days. The Downloads can be found here: https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/tools/vms/ 

You can choose between following Internet Explorer Versions:

  • IE8 on Windows 7
  • IE9 on Windows 7
  • IE10 on Windows 7
  • IE11 on Windows 7
  • IE11 on Windows 81
  • MSEdge on Windows 10 Stable 15.15063
  • MSEdge on Windows 10 Preview 16.16257


And for all above Release combinations you have the choice between following VM-Types:

  • VirtualBox
  • Vagrant
  • HyperV (Windows)
  • VPC (Windows)
  • VMware (Windows, Mac)
  • Parallels (Mac)


After you are done with the download of your desired combination, just import the VM into your Environment, modify the settings if necessary, e.g. MAC address of Network card and start the VM.


And now you can perform your tests with an real Internet Explorer . .  .

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