explorer++ finally, if youre a windows user looking for an alternative to ie, you can get something called explorer++. it basically lets you run ie in os x, much like windows xp mode. it can run any version of ie, and it does the job in a mac-native environment. but it has several drawbacks:
since i was born in the late 1960s and early 1970s, the main reason i have not been able to find a better browser for os x has been that the internet was not around and it was not readily available. internet explorer is actually the first web browser i remember being able to use on my mac. i know that other browsers and oss have had web browsers for a long time. i also know that there have been many new web browsers created over time and many of them are more feature-rich than internet explorer. but, because of the nature of web development, we have still not found a web browser that is as feature-rich and easy to use as internet explorer.
the one that i use most of the time is safari. i have used it since i was first introduced to apple computer and its macintosh line of computers. i like the way safari works and it is feature-rich for the mac. i have used it for over 20 years, but i still use internet explorer 8 on windows.
you can also use the package manager of your choice (i suggest pkgman) to install the ie8 vm from the portable apps web site. for those who know how to install packages, you may have to modify your pkgman_exe environment variable. this is a system wide setting that will work for all users on your computer. also, pkgman_exe can be in your user-specific path. this is a local setting. for example, in my case, i use the following: 3d9ccd7d82