4 Replies Latest reply: Apr 13, 2011 8:11 AM by doh1231
liz07 Level 1 (0 points)
I have to use Internet Explorer for work and it won't seem to work on my Mac. Can someone teach me how to run IE on Mac OS? Thanks in advance!

macbook air 3.1, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Barney-15E Level 8 (46,329 points)
    Microsoft stopped supporting IE on the Mac.
    The only way to run it is in Windows either with BootCamp or one of the virtualization packages like VMWare Fusion, Parallels Desktop, VirtualBox (free), or Crossover.
  • Barry Hemphill Level 8 (37,327 points)
    Hello liz:

    Microsoft stopped supporting IE for the Mac at the end of 2005.

    I suggest you use an alternate browser (if Safari is not acceptable). I use Firefox from Mozilla myself.

  • liz07 Level 1 (0 points)
    thank you so much for your help!
  • doh1231 Level 2 (210 points)
    The best way to run any version of IE is to run it in Windows on a virtual machine like VirtualBox... it will be fully compatible since your actually running Windows.

    You can also take a program like Wineskin (free) or Crossover (not free), and use it to run IE6 or IE7, but IE 8 and 9 won't run yet, and even 6 and 7 have a few minor issues here and there.