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Internet Explorer in OSX

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If you’re unfortunate enough to work somewhere that say, uses some ancient
SAP application for your all corporate needs, you’ll probably run
into the need to fire up IE 6 to see your paystub.

Maybe your world is more sane; but you still need to test things in IE

ievms totally addresses this. Basically, it sets up a small vm with
whatever desired IE version is desired

From the above page, we can see installation is simple:

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curl -s https://raw.github.com/xdissent/ievms/master/ievms.sh | env IEVMS_VERSIONS="7" bash

The smart thing to do here is to whip open Automator and make this an .app

  1. Open Automator
  2. File -> New
  3. Drag Run Shell Script from the left panel to the right.
  4. Paste this:
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#!/bin/bash

/usr/bin/VirtualBox --startvm "IE7 - WinXP"
  1. File -> Save (ex: /Applications/Internet Explorer.app)

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