(this is a guest post by Tenox)
Ran across this curiosity today: Microsoft Edge Dev Center provides a bunch of ready made virtual machines with different versions of IE web browser. But they can be used for different purposes if you need to quickly spin up a specific version of Windows quickly.
This is whats available:
Different hypervisor type images on Windows, Mac and Linux are available:
Very handy stuff. This is beloved Windows XP after it booted first time:
Very handy and not only for browser testing.
There also is a Remote IE which opens IE window straight from Azure. I wonder what are implications of it for censorship in some countries as well as piracy etc.
Agreed! Extremely handy. Have been using it for a long time now on my Linux laptop. Seems to always be the first Google result when searching for “free windows vm”.
I see they changed the link, but yes it still is quite handy. I’d written something back here:
Now they even have Windows 10!
whoa I was searching through the blog posts to see if you posted about it before and didn’t find it! but a refresh is always a good thing
This is great, very convenient.