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Free virtual box & other VM images to test website in IE

Cross platform IE testing

Testing your web design in multiple Internet Explorer browser versions is now easier. I’ve written before about how to test your website in IE using GNU/Linux machines. But now the process is simpler since Microsoft has finally began to distribute cross platform virtual images for testing against IE browser versions.

Of course, nothing from Microsoft can be well done. Not even something as simple as a zipped VM image. So they have put up a message saying that they’ve had problems unzipping the files in OS X and GNU/Linux and they recommend some specific programs to open it up. Not a big deal though.

By Gabriel Saldaña

Gabriel Saldaña is a web developer, photographer and free software advocate. Connect with him on and Twitter