Thursday, 12 November 2009

Running multiple browsers (without installing them or using a VM)

I often have the need to quickly test something in a different browser, so I have a few installed on my Windows 7 laptop, and others (often older versions) running in VM’s. Obviously this works OK but can be a pain to boot/resume a VM for a quick browser test.

 

I happened across this today which works quite well: http://www.spoon.net/browsers/

 

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This installs a plugin that runs the browser from the web.

 

I guess it’s directly analogous to Microsoft App-V, VMWare ThinApp and Citrix XenApp virtualisation.

Except this doesn’t need a massive infrastructure to run!

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