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How do I run the latest ver. of Internet Explorer on a Mac?

 
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:52 am    Post subject: How do I run the latest ver. of Internet Explorer on a Mac? Reply with quote

Hello Everyone,

I have an old Mac Mini with Intel core solo processor (and Tiger OS) that I need to run the LATEST version of Internet Explorer on. There are specific websites I use for work that dont play well with anything but IE. When I go online it looks like I can down load a version for the Mac, but it's a really old version and wont work for what I need.

In addition, I'm buying a MacBook Pro in a short while and could use that instead of the Mini if Snow Leopard makes it easier to use IE.

So what is the easiest way to do this? I really dont want to load XP or Vista on the Mac if I can avoid it.

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a few sites that require this as well. The only way I can get around it is to use I.E. 8 in windows under bootcamp. Some sites won't even let me use the 64bit version and only use the 32bit version of I.E.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The latest (last?) version of IE for Mac was Version 5.1.6 from 2002 !!! Surprised I'm sure it won't run with any current OSX.

Whoever told you you need the "latest version of IE" clearly isn't Mac friendly at all.

However, there are ways of making a modern Mac browser inform a website that it's a current Windows version of IE, but you'll have to search for that (or maybe somebody here knows how to get that going?)
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mooblie wrote:
However, there are ways of making a modern Mac browser inform a website that it's a current Windows version of IE, but you'll have to search for that (or maybe somebody here knows how to get that going?)


In Safari - Preferences - Advanced

tick the option to Show Develop in the menu bar

Now in the Menu Bar you should see the Develop menu. This includes an option for User Agent where you can select the browser you wish to spoof


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cypher wrote:
mooblie wrote:
However, there are ways of making a modern Mac browser inform a website that it's a current Windows version of IE, but you'll have to search for that (or maybe somebody here knows how to get that going?)


In Safari - Preferences - Advanced

tick the option to Show Develop in the menu bar

Now in the Menu Bar you should see the Develop menu. This includes an option for User Agent where you can select the browser you wish to spoof



Wow! Great tip Cypher. Very cool indeed.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to note, that option will only work if the site does not require any ActiveX features.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It won't really work at all. It helps if a site decides not to play with browsers that aren't IE, but it doesn't help if the site is built expecting the specific behaviour of IE.

If you need to run IE on your Mini, get some virtualisation software. The three main ones are VMWare Fusion, Parallels & VirtualBox. These allow you to run a full windows install from within your Mac OS. You'll need to review the packages for Tiger & Core Solo support. I ran early versions of Fusion on a Core Duo+Tiger mini without problems, so I would think it'll work with Core Solo (Core Duo was 2x Core solo).
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just tried this (thank you Cypher) on a site that deals with medical insurance applications. Previously I had to fire up windows and use ONLY IE8 32bit. Changing the user agent in Safari worked perfectly.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I seem to recall that a web developer I used to know said that he used Darwine to run IE, but it's been so long, I can't really recall the details. Plus that was for IE 6.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check out this link, maybe it will help.

http://osxdaily.com/2010/04/20/run-internet-explorer-on-your-mac/
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PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2010 4:41 am    Post subject: Re: How do I run the latest ver. of Internet Explorer on a M Reply with quote

crazychile wrote:
I have an old Mac Mini with Intel core solo processor

do yourself a favor and swap that core solo with a core 2 duo. (check it).
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