Instead of standalones and several installations of Windows in VMWare – Microsoft have released SuperPreview for IE 6, 7 and 8.
It is not working with VMWare – not startint at all if you don´t change regedit as described here:
Superpreview is really promising at a first look:
- Open browsers side by side in the UI.
- Pixelreview the layout by placing one page over another.
- Easy to open the version of the browser you want to check.
But – this is the serious problems that made me decide not to run Superpreview, at least not until they have fixed these issues:
- You cannot click the links on the pages.
- I can´t rely on that the rendering of the pages is correct. IE 8 in the Superpreview and the real version on Windows shows acid 3 test different.
- Difficult to see wich browser you are testing in.
- Download speed of the page is sooo slow.
This summer (2009) there will be a full release togehter with Expression 3. Then preview will also be available in Firefox and Safari…