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Which Amazon EC2 AMI should I use for cross browser testing? I'd like to test on IE6, IE7 and IE8 (using a Mac), and would like an AMI with sensible settings, and perhaps something like Superpreview or IETester preinstalled.

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Hello, what will you be testing? Just standard webpage that can be served by apache? What apache mods do you require etc. –  kernelPanic Nov 23 '10 at 0:25
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I'm doing cross browser testing - IE6, IE7, IE8, the others I can do on my mac. –  Michiel de Mare Nov 23 '10 at 14:43

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Here are a set of AMIs that cover all versions of IE. There are available in the us-east region.

http://www.hens-teeth.net/cross-browser-testing

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Thanks! At last an actual answer! –  Michiel de Mare Jan 24 '12 at 22:27

If you only do this a few times a year, it might be more cost effective to try one of the cross-browser testing services that are already out there. Here are a couple:

Good luck !

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I added BrowserStack to this. –  ceejayoz Jan 23 '12 at 14:28

My advice is not to use any. Instead, install http://www.virtualbox.org/ which will allow you to virtualise Windows; this means that Windows will literally run in a window on your Mac OSX desktop; and you can install whatever browser you want on it. We do this routinely.

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I'm considering this, but it'll set me back $100+ for a windows license, and I do this only a few times a year. –  Michiel de Mare Nov 28 '10 at 0:05

Have you tried the official MS Virtual pc images ? MS provide them for testing browser compatibility. Using virtualbox as underlined in a previous post you should be able to load them.

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