A320ajm From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 503 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1096 times:
I'm having a very frustrating problem with my MacBook and work. To view our payslips online, the company that my company use requires you to use Internet Explorer (the most ridiculous thing in the world, and highly annoying), and obviously IE isn'ty compatible with a MacBook (running OSX Lion). Company computers have IE installed as we run windows, however I am on training for 5 weeks and do not have access to these machines.
I have tried the Develop menu in Safari and switched it to Internet Explorer (tried versions 7, 8 and 9) but the page just loads blank (as opposed to the error message you get with any other browser).
I'd be so grateful if anyone has any suggestions on how to solve this dilema!
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Klaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 20853 posts, RR: 55 Reply 3, posted (7 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1080 times:
Quoting A320ajm (Reply 2): How secure are these virtual machines? I am viewing sensitive information (payslip etc).
A VM is like a separate computer.
You need to secure Windows as much within a VM as you'd have to on a separate PC. If you need the Windows installation only for this purpose, you may be able to restrict it more heavily than a fully used PC.
Of course the host Mac OS X should also be kept in order (primarily by keeping the system updated and not running dubious software from the internet) because a key logger running on the Mac side (for instance) might actually catch keyboard input before it is passed through to the VM running Windows.
clemsonaj From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 258 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (7 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 934 times:
I've had luck running firefox and chrome to get around these IE only systems. Most of them recognize one or the other browser in the mac platform. However as stated above it could be that you need to create a virtual machine and use Windows.