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Cross-browser compatibility test using virtual machines

In my previous post I described cross-browser compatibility testing using online services. This time I will focus on cross-browser testing using virtual machines.
To be sure that your application will work as expected, you will need to test it in every supported browser/operating system (this means different versions of different browsers and different versions of operating systems installed)
To install different versions of browsers on different versions of operating systems you will need many virtual machines.
The disadvantage of having virtual machines locally is that you should have an advanced configuration, where you can run these virtual machines.

Cross-browser compatibility test

It is important to test a web page in different versions or releases of a web browser, including differing versions within a single browser offering (especially Internet Explorer). Internet Explorer has various versions still actively supported.

It is impossible to install all browsers on one machine. To install different versions of browsers on different versions of operating systems you will need many real/virtual machines.

There are many online services for cross-browser compatibility testing, too.

Made a little research and I decided to test CrossBrowserTesting – http://crossbrowsertesting.com/