Windows 7 does not allow to run all the programs, software at PC. There are compatibility issues. But still you can run any program / software at Windows 7 regardless of compatibility issues. Whether the software is compatible with Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows XP (SP2), Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista – it will run at Windows 7. This is where Windows XP compatibility mode comes in handy. And its a built-in feature in Windows 7. You can choose to run any program under its compatibility mode according to Windows version requirement.
Did you develop a website? Good. Now how about testing its compatibility with OSX, Linux, Windows XP, Vista, Win7 and at different browsers ie6, ie7, ie8, firefox 2, firefox 3, Safari, G-Chrome, Opera, Epiphany, flock, Konqueror, SeaMonkey, K-Meleon and more…O yeah! there are more. Adobe BrowserLab has got an answer plus we have got another online tool as well to do all this messy task with few clicks.
There may be times when you have finished developing a great website and then you want its quality to be checked. Browsers compatibility test is not sufficient. There are so many other aspects with which you will find your website needs to be compared and checked. Let’s say today’s internet user is in a hurry and he wants information very quickly and easily. He glances at so many opened tabs containing different websites in short time. The website which loads fast will catch his attention first and if you have done a real quality work, he will stuck there of course browsing and exploring your website. So what is the catch? The speed. You have to make your website fast and light for your visitors. To check the website performance at different internet speeds, you should have more then two internet connections including good one and slow one. Well! Nop. Just have these two tools designed for Firefox and Internet explorer and you can set the internet speed limit. Major possible uses of these software are as following:
- By Webmasters – to monitor real page weights, page load times at different connections speeds, etc.
- By small offices with simple network configuration/router – to limit/prevent shared internet connection bandwidth hogging by some individuals
- Even for boosting internet speed for same internet connection
Web developers! Get ready. I was myself thinking that IE8 will drive developers mad having already facing compatibility issues with 6 and 7. But look what Microsoft has to offer? How many times have you had to debug your web pages on multiple machines running different versions of Internet Explorer? Or had to wait for a slow web service to return renderings of your pages? You don’t have to do that anymore.