6 Replies Latest reply: Mar 4, 2008 4:27 AM by c'yaon18
dcnc Level 1 Level 1
I've got on-line training for work that I can do from home, but the site is not fully compatible with Safari. Its good in some windows, but in others its bad enough that I can't actually do the work. The application says it requires Internet Explorer. My question - is there another browser for the Mac that may more closely match Internet Explorer that I could try?
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10
    Try Firefox or Opera - VersionTracker or MacUpdate.
  • dcnc Level 1 Level 1
    Just tried Firefox and Camino and they behave the same as Safari. Will try Opera. Is there any reason I couldn't try IE 5.2.3 for Mac, the last version supported by Microsoft?
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10
    I doubt it will run, and I doubt it is even compatible with most web sites these days.
  • dwb Level 7 Level 7
    If the site you need to access isn't compatible with FireFox then more than likely it is built with ActiveX or based on .net and in both cases you'll need to access the site using Windows. This little &#)@!! of a problem is one of two reasons my wife is forced to use Windows emulation in her office. (Is cartoon cursing permitted here?)
  • Kenichi Watanabe Level 8 Level 8
    Mac OS X
    If you have a spare license for Windows (even an old one like 98, Me, or 2000), you could use VMware Fusion to run the actual IE for Windows in a virtual machine alongside Mac OS X. They have a downloadable free demo that runs for 30 days.

    You can also use Apple's Boot Camp, but that requires XP or Vista, you have to create a new partition on your hard drive, and you need to restart to go back and forth between Windows and Mac OS X.
  • c'yaon18 Level 1 Level 1
    or instead of bootcamp use Parallels and work with windows without rebooting..

    gotta love the mac gods