Why Not Try Browser-Based Virtualization?
If you only require Internet Explorer for web design purposes, then struggling with old versions of the Microsoft browser and getting your head around virtualization in Parallels, VMware or VirtualBox might be best ignored in favor of one of the many online tools that will provide you with a virtual version of Internet Explorer.
This method really beats spending time installing new software – all you have to do is dial up the right website, select a virtual browser with which to view your web page, and the job’s done! The only requirement with these services is that you have your website online already, so you will need to make the site available, perhaps in a sub-domain dedicated to testing purposes.
Three top choices for judging the appearance of a website in Internet Explorer are:
CrossBrowserTesting.com, where a free trial is on offer that allows you to check the results in any browser on any platform, not just Internet Explorer
Adobe BrowserLab where you can once again select any browser and its operating system and get a good look at how your design might look
BrowserShots – this option doesn’t offer a live virtualized browser but does take a snapshot of your web page in many different browsers and then display them for you to use as a reference.
While Internet Explorer for Mac is a thing of the past, as you can see there are still many ways to access the browser on your Apple!