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5. Browser Feature Detection > 5.11. Testing on Multiple Browser Versions

Testing on Multiple Browser Versions

NN 2, IE 3

Problem

You want to test a page on as many browser brands, versions, and operating systems as you can to verify compatibility, but some browsers don’t allow multiple versions to be installed or run on one computer at the same time.

Solution

The commercial software program called Virtual PC by Connectix Corporation (http://www.connectix.com) allows you to create multiple instances of a Windows computer on a single computer. Each instance runs inside its own window and does not conflict with other instances. If you are a Windows-only user, this means that you can create and run virtual computers for different Windows and Internet Explorer versions. On a Macintosh, you can have the same multiple-PC setup, as well as your regular Mac OS running at the same time (see


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