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There are quite a number of sites that could only be opened by IE. Is there a way to overcome this problem. I have tried using safari, firefox, opera, netscape. thx
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Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be anything native to the Mac that can display IE-specific websites. The only way would seem to be either Boot Camp or a virtualization program such as Parallels or VMWare Fusion.

This is the reason why I have Parallels on my Mac. Just in case I run into a site that requires IE, I can just fire up Windows within OS X


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If that's the reason you have Parallels on your Mac, you could probably just use Crossover instead. It will at least take shorter time for most of the stuff you'll view.
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It sure seems that people would take into consideration when creating a website that there are more browsers out there than IE. even in the Pc world, i dont know to many people who use IE all the time. its usually firefox. and with the growing number of people using macs, by making a website that only works with IE, you are just limiting your business.
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I read somewhere that there was an Internet Explorer plug in for FireFox. I'll look it up and let ya know.
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If I remember correctly, that plugin just embeds the IE rendering engine into a Firefox tab. In other words, you still need IE installed on your (windows) computer to use it.
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Darn it... The good news there is a Plug in for FireFox, the Bad news it isn't released for Mac OSX... bummer!

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Yea, I would have suggest IETab if he were using Windows.

I rarely turn on Parallels as 99.9% of the websites I visit work just fine in Firefox. So firing up Parallels once in a blue moon isn't that big of a deal.


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There is a plug-in for Firefox that makes it spoof one of several browsers, including IE, but it's effectiveness is hit-or-miss (mostly miss). Check it out:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/59

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