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    Another +1 for VirtualBox

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    Question! If you install the IE Tab Add-On for Firefox will that allow the Bank Website to work?

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ie-tab/

    James.

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    Forgot to mention that Crossover is a commercial version of Wine.

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    From what I could see online, Wine and App virtualisation worked fairly well in some cases, but it was a bit hit-and-miss. I need to make this as stable as possible, the person it's for would not be happy if it crashed while they were sorting out a big financial transaction!

    Question! If you install the IE Tab Add-On for Firefox will that allow the Bank Website to work?
    Requirement: Microsoft Windows + Internet Explorer > 4.0
    Looks like this add-on is Windows-only as it requires IE to actually be installed on the machine and FF just calls components of it.

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    I've used Parallels, VMWarer & Virtual Box & if all you want to use is just for IE I would jsut stick to VirtaulBox. It's a great product for being free!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by clareq View Post
    Looks like a nice idea but I'm not sure how comfortable I'd be typing my online banking details into a PC controlled by someone else running on their servers.

    Good idea for testing though, I always liked Browsershots for testing sites if you didn't need it to be interactive.

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    If it's just IE then it doesn't matter really. Although I would still choose VirtualBox myself. Also VirtualBox was the only VM manager that supported PXE booting at one point. This was the main point for myself. If you could use this feature it may be a deal-breaker for the other alternatives if they don't support it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danbuntu View Post
    There is a free version of wine for mac which will let you install IE as well. I can't say I got very far with it but then I'm not a really a mac man
    WineBottler makes the process much easier.

    http://mac.appstorm.net/how-to/virtu...-wine-bottler/
    http://lifehacker.com/5440703/winebo...x-applications

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    I use Firefox to access Lloyds online business banking without any issues at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    I use Firefox to access Lloyds online business banking without any issues at all.
    Are you using LloydsLink? As I mentioned earlier, most of the online banking with Lloyds works fine with most browsers, however the business-specific LloydsLink pages require ActiveX and IE - Lloyds support confirmed it won't work.

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    WineBottler: Old Wine in new bottles?

    Could be single application answer.

    Bank of Ireland had to reconfigure their webpage to cater for Safari (its an ActiveX thing). I believe their business users had problems using a Mac for the same reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke View Post
    Are you using LloydsLink? As I mentioned earlier, most of the online banking with Lloyds works fine with most browsers, however the business-specific LloydsLink pages require ActiveX and IE - Lloyds support confirmed it won't work.
    No just the basic web interface/functions I'm afraid.

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    I use virtualbox for pretty much everything non mac (damn you VMware for not making a mac client for VSphere!)

    another +1

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    Thanks again everyone. Went with VirtualBox in the end and it worked perfectly (haven't tested LloydsLink personally as I don't have a login, but it's IE so it should work). Very responsive on the Air and fullscreen mode feels almost native.

    Much appreciated!
    Chris

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