Trouble accessing a windows only website

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by shawsinio, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. shawsinio macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hi all,

    I start a new job next week, and I will be doing a professional qualification alongside it. I have work to cover before I start, the information is all on a website. It specifies that you need windows and internet explorer to access the information. I can log in, but when I try to load the information, a new window opens, but the literature doesn't load. It works on a windows PC at the internet cafe however.

    Does anyone have any ideas about how I could access the information, I have already tried changing the user agent on safari to internet explorer which hasn't helped. Anything I can do short of parallels?!

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    It's possible that the website is using active-x, which won't work on OSx no matter what browser. your only choice may be VM or bootcamp.
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Unfortunately, there are still a few sites like this out there. One of the banks I use recently merged with another and the new website is only accessible by Internet Explorer on a Windows system. Makes me wonder about other stupid decisions the bank is making!
     
  4. shawsinio thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the replies.

    Hmm, seems like a virtual machine may be my only option then. I was looking into downloading VirtualBox, has anyone had any experience with this software? I assume that this should help to solve the issue of the problem website?
     
  5. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    It's very good. It comes from Sun (now Oracle) so you know it's good, and it's free.
     

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