Macswitcher & Webdeveloper question...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MYRZ, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. MYRZ macrumors member

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    As a webdeveloper, I have some very specific needs for my Laptop. It needs to run Dreamweaver, for instance. Now it does, I waited a while, and ordered a MBP 15'' 2.4Ghz this afternoon. (Never thought I would be so careless about the fact that I'm broke atm now I ordered, I feel actually pretty exited :))

    So, my other specific need is actually it needs to run Internet Explorer. I hate it, I use Firefox for myself, but all the other sad 90+% of the surfers out there don't, so I do need it as part of my webdevelopment toolbox.

    Any idea's how to tackle this in the best way?
     
  2. Neil321 macrumors 68040

    Neil321

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    I run dreamweaver & flash on the MBP i have at present (see sig) and have no
    probs .To test IE i just run XP via bootcamp & fusion
     
  3. amac4me macrumors 65816

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    You'll be able to run IE via Boot Camp or a virtualization program such as Parallels of VMWare Fusion.

    Congrats on making the switch.
     
  4. tmoney468 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I'm in the same boat as you. I usually just Remote into my Windows PC or use Parallels to use IE 6.

    I tried using Crossover to install IE6 and run it natively on the Mac, but it was really buggy and never worked properly. I think they've updated to a newer version, but I haven't tried it yet.
     
  5. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

    GfulDedFan

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    Bootcamp

    Fusion

    Parallels <~~ my method

    Bootcamp + Fusion

    Bootcamp + Parallels

    Your choice....
     
  6. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Develop staggeringly beautiful web apps that not only work exclusively in Safari and Firefox but crash IE upon load. Problem solved.
     
  7. MYRZ thread starter macrumors member

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    LOL, would love to convince 'the big audience' to switch to Firefox in a way like this.. :rolleyes:

    Thank you all for your advices! I think i'll use VM Fusion, not sure yet...
     

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