VirtualBox: The Über Browser Testing Environment

I'm now rockin' the ultimate multi-browser testing environment with VirtualBox. No longer must I endure the rigmarole of booting up separate physical Windows machines in order to test different versions of IE, or fooling with unwieldy hacks to get multiple versions of IE running on the same instance of Windows. I simply unpause the appropriate virtual OS instance and go to town. I'm sure that my list of virtual OSes will grow in the future.
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@Greg looks very similar to my setup:
http://925html.com/techniques/browser-testing-ie-on-a-mac/

I'm running on VMware Fusion 2. How are you liking Virtual Box? I haven't tried it out and heard of it only briefly. Have you used Fusion in the past?

How much memory are you allocating to each XP VM?

Posted by Eric Ferraiuolo on March 11, 2009 at 03:18 PM MDT #

My XP instances have 192mb allocated. I haven't tried VMware Fusion.

Posted by Gregory Reimer on March 17, 2009 at 03:07 AM MDT #

Have you tried running IETester on your XP/IE8 image?

That might eliminate the need for the other 2 XPs.

Posted by Nick Tulett on April 06, 2009 at 12:32 AM MDT #

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My name is Greg Reimer and I'm a web technologist for the Sun.COM web design team.

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