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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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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I use this: Options +FollowSymLinks RewriteEngine On #RewriteBase / # check if the file don't exists then redirect RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteRule ^(.*)\.html$ $1.php [NC,L] and it work fine, the $a should be $1 RewriteEngine On Enables the rewrite IF mod_rewrite is enable. RewriteBase / Executes all the rules from the root (/) ...


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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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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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I think what you're looking for is dropbox, it allows you to transfer the files without exposing them to the internet and, as it downloads the files to your local machine and performs a continuous differential sync, you get to work with them as if they're on a folder on your local drive (which they are). Dropbox do have some interesting terms of service and ...


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As Ewan already said. The question is if you can spread the workload over the different cores. If you can then more cores are better. This is under the assumption that you have a lot of concurrent requests. If you have only a few concurrent request but every requests will involve a lot of heavy computing then faster cores are better. What I would recommend ...


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GIMP and Inkscape are good at handling vector graphics and works on both windows and linux. As for illustrator alternative for linux- check sk1project. You can create "buy buttons" using one of these applications.


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Have a look at VPS.net, and get your own dedicated server. You can get started as low as $1/day or $20/month. No contracts or minimum time, cancel anytime you want - And you are billed by the minute. Another nice thing with VPS.net, is that you can scale your server if you want to. Just add more nodes (additional costs), and instantly get more processing ...


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From the Mozilla Developer Network CSS docs for font-weight: "If the exact weight given is unavailable, then 600-900 use the closest available darker weight (or, if there is none, the closest available lighter weight), and 100-500 use the closest available lighter weight (or, if there is none, the closest available darker weight). This means that for ...


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Have a look at something like Rackspace Cloud Servers. You have flexible options for setting up and configuring a server that does not necessarily have to function as a web server. With the infrastructure you describe (a user facing web server and a back end application server) the bandwidth between the web server and application server would be free since ...


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One to remember is the difference in Mac's rendering of fonts, and that seems to be at it's most extreme in Safari. I just took these screenshots on my Mac, and you can see that Safari renders the line a bit bigger. Over lots of text, this can have a significant effect on the size of divs. I don't have Windows to hand, so if somebody else could post a ...


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The biggest difference I have noticed is with form elements such as dropdowns and input boxes. These can be manipulated easily on Windows Safari (e.g. padding, rounded corners, line-height) but Mac Safari does not adhere to much of this CSS on it's forms. I've also noticed further differences between 'desktop' Safari and mobile Safari - i.e. in an iPad. ...


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For all the websites I've ever hosted somewhere, I've always used Linux plans - because they were either static, or Perl/PHP + MySQL based sites. Since you're looking for CF + MySQL, I would recommend a Linux plan. I find Linux shared hosting quite good, even on GoDaddy. I know a lot of others complain about GoDaddy, but for a relatively small site I ...



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