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The free IETester application allows you to test IE10 preview, IE9, IE8, IE7 IE 6 and IE5.5 on Windows 7, Vista and XP, and requires no installation of separate virtual images. I've been using it for several years for IE tests without issue. I don't know of an 'official' alternative from Microsoft, but it's possible that they'll be dropping support for the ...


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MS keeps updating the list of Windows Virtual PC VHDs of different Internet Explorer versions so they MAY provide it during their next update cycle. There are multiple options to test web apps in IE6. Check this Smashing Mag review of free & commercial tools for cross-browser testing to find out which will fit your need best. Update [26/Feb/13]: IE VMs ...


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I can confirm the observation, using IE 9 on Win 7. Checking in the IE settings (Tools → Internet settings → General → Fonts), I can see BatangChe mentioned as the font under “user defined” for normal text, and the font used for serif looks like Batang Che but has different spacing. And setting fonts there does not seem to change this. I guess they only ...


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Looking at bots vs. browsers, they display every user agent that's ever visited their page. Some clever spammer realised that this would be a clever way to drive traffic to their sites, because webmasters/anyone looking at the site is probably going to wonder why there's a url in the user agent, think it's a new specification or something, and visit the url ...


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Microsoft has now launched modern.ie, a website dedicated to testing web pages in Internet Explorer. It includes downloads of virtual machines for testing (although not currently for IE 6): http://www.modern.ie/en-us/virtualization-tools


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Nope a virus could issue this command: del /S *.* on your website directory. Anytime the server's OS is compromised there's really nothing you can do to protect against it.


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Looks like a corrupted installation of phpmyadmin. Make sure your permissions are set correctly. Also consider reinstalling phpmyadmin using the latest stable build.


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Without knowing a bit more about your context it's a bit hard to provide a better solution, however rather than writing a custom web browser that allows users to browse your site, and download things why not do something along the lines of: In your windows application, call a service on your website that gives you the relevant details of downloads ...


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First of all -- this really depends on your server configuration -- if such modifications are allowed to be performed on directory level (section is not locked on parent/server level). In order to disable execution of specific file extension yo need to know the handler name that is responsible for this. On each system this name can be different, especially ...


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One good and easy way to prevent execution of certain file extensions under an specific folder is to use the "Request filtering" feature of IIS to prevent accessing them altogether. Go to the folder in IIS and in the "File Name Extensions" tab of the "Request filtering" feature, add "Deny file extension" rules for the file extensions that you want to lock. ...


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You should take a look at Windows Azure Web Sites. Web Sites offers a very straightforward way to deploy your apps to Azure without worrying about any virtual machine setup. It also has a free tier, which you can then upgrade when you feel you need more capacity, want to add SSL, or add a custom domain name. Web Sites offers ftp access, but also has full ...


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Particularly on windows there are some nasty looking warnings about running installer exe's. These can be made much less scary by signing your code release. We make sql charting software, with our setup.exe you only get this one warning: Notice where it says publisher, this means the user gets less warnings and seems safer. I say seems as the only ...


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In a standard linux (apache webserver) hosting environment it should be easier to get a php form and wordpress widget to work without tweaks. Without knowing what you did to make them work, it's difficult to answer your question. I've used hosts such as readyhosting.com that allow php to run on windows servers, but many hosts have better support for php ...


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When you upload new images, you don't want to upload them to your vm instances, as each time those are restarted (due to your code updates, OS updates, hardware failures, etc.), they revert to how they originally were. You want to upload images to either Windows Azure blob storage or SQL Azure, both of which are outside of your vm instances and are ...


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Processors with more cores use more advanced technology, that's why they're more expensive. If you add up the processing power, then in theory they're faster, but in practice it depends on you using software that works across multiple cores. More power won't mean much unless you're running computationally expensive operations. It's hard to judge if that's ...


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Well, there are some problems with what you have suggested: namely, different browsers and attachments means that users are going to be doing all sorts of things with attachments. The unsaid rule of thumb is to use the correct mime-type, provide a download link, and let the user handle the rest. You go into a little bit of detail about the various (IE) ...


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I completely agree with @rlb.usa said. You should just provide the link to the file and let user handle it as he wants / is used to. If you want to force files to be downloaded (for example, like a PDF, which can be read online if user has proper plugins), you can use some headers to handle that. In PHP: <?php // We'll be outputting a PDF ...


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'Unlimited' is not possible to achieve, it's more of a marketing gimmick. Although seems to be mostly assumed it means basically they let you use whatever till you hit some of the many limits in their TOS (ie, you might be hitting their CPU usage early when using loads of bandwidth, for scripts usage, etc), and more or less is becoming a common "term". The ...


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There are lots of bots (computer programs) that visit webpages. However, they pretend to be real users by using the user agent of a popular browser, such as IE or firefox or chrome; instead of using their own specialized user agent so the server knows they aren't real people. As a result, the IIS logs count them as real users. Google Analytics doesn't, ...


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Most people run CF on Windows servers. It can run on either one, it's just a preference. I don't use CF, I do everything on LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) servers.


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If you're going to stay within the control panel provided by Godaddy, then you probably won't see much of a difference between IIS (Windows) and Apache (Linux). If MySQL is truly a requirement then I would use Linux. I'm not even sure that MySQL is available on godaddy Windows packages. MySQL is generally run on Linux setups. ColdFusion should work on ...


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Picking a hosting provider is usually a fairly subjective process. You generally have to try them out to get a good feel for them. A couple of good ColdFusion providers I personally have used in the past have been Hosting.com (previously HostMySite.com) and CrystalTech (now known as 'The Small Business Authority'). Both have good plans available and are ...


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I use the Opera browser which has a built in facility for snippets (or notes as they are called) and these can be synchronised to any computer you have running Opera.


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The most famous hosting company heavily focused on Windows (as far as I know) is Godaddy. Their main site is also hosted in Windows (only 1% of websites are using Windows). They have all the requirements you listed.


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I realise this is an old post, but others with the same problem might find the solution useful. After spending ages with various fixes to session.inc.php I finally had a eureka moment and thought to check the PHP session save directory was correct and writeable. Setting NTFS permissions to Everyone on the folder has fixed it for me.. Doh.


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You need to set maxAllowedContentLength, not maxRequestLength to up the allowed upload size for IIS. the former is the IIS request length limit, the latter is the ASP.NET request length limit. Also important to know is that maxAllowedContentLength is the length in bytes, whereas maxRequestLength is the length in kilobytes. See this question on SO for more ...


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Ok, so we have confirmed that our calculations were incorrect. Our provider was giving us reports based on the number of "visits". A visit is calculated based on the amount of time a user spends on our website. However, IE7 users might be rare but they might spend more time on a website compared to a Chrome user. This meant that the percentage we were going ...


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The fonts on various websites should offer the same experience than any other operating systems, of course they are never pixel perfect since the rendering engines vary. But with this said it shouldn't be as bad as you say it is and I imagine that something else is causing font problems on your screen, one thing it could be comes to mind and that is early ...


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Looks like it might be NT 6.2 until google fixes this.



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