Installing IE6 and IE7 Side by Side


Windows Internet Explorer

Image via Wikipedia

If you do Web design, and who doesn't these days, then you might be interested in seeing how your site operates in multiple browsers. You could, of course, create a virtual machine for each version of Internet Explorer that you want to test against. But there's a better way.

There is a repository of standalone IE versions all the way back to 3.0. Tredsoft has an installer that will install any or all of these in one convenient package. A few minutes after starting the download, I had IE6 up and running in all it's, ahem, glory. IE7 runs right along side without a hiccup.