I’m putting together my testing environment using Parallels on my Mac. I’m trying to find a reliable source to download 1 or 2 versions back of browsers. There are many sites that offer free downloads, but I’m not sure if it is safe. Does anyone have any experience with a good source?
I dont think that I would bother too much about FF2 - FF3 has been
about for nearly 3 years and FF users are much more likely to upgrade
than IE users.
Dave brings up an interesting point. I wonder how many people really
are using older versions of browsers (and other software). I suspect a
lot more than it might seem. Computer and website-design-related forums
are populated by digital enthusiasts, and therefor are prone to upgrade
to relatively new browsers. All of the discussions center around the
latest developments, so it would be easy to assume everyone is doing
the same. But then, the larger population probably doesn’t have as much
of an interest in the latest computer stuff, and may use older browsers
for a long time. Who’s to know?
Even some of us “forum types” consciously choose to stick with older
versions of software. I’m happily using FW Pro 3.5, Firefox 2, Camino
1.6.11 and Mac OS 10.3.9 – all on a Pismo laptop. Oldies, but goodies!