I just assumed I would get a VM and buy windows. But I would rather not install all that on my mac. I don’t need to test all the time. Just enough to verify my new site works well in IE then I won’t look again for a while prob. So I was looking for easier ways and I ran across modern.ie. Is that the easiest way? It looks to be free or am I wrong?
I’ve been using: www.virtualbox.org It’s free and it works great.
See http://modern.ie/ for versions of IE6 through 11 that will work on any operating system via a number of different VM.
If you want to use Modern.ie, good luck wading your way through the incomprehensible gibberish that’s euphemistically titled “Installation Instructions”. :-/
I am a Mac user too, and face the same issues.
Maybe not want you want to hear, but if you do lots of web design, how about picking up a small, used Windows laptop on eBay?
That may sound extreme, but considering you can buy new computers for $600-$800, you might be able to find something that is small for a couple hundred dollars.
Of course if you have a need to test on XP to Windows 8 (or whatever) then any way you go will cost more money and take more time to set up.
Here is what a quick search brought up…