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No, you can not run every OS. Mainly running "Mac OS X" (for example) is pretty hard, but most mainstream Operating Systems can be virtualised with VirtualBox. But to answer your questions further: Operating Systems: Yes, you can run Windows under Ubuntu. I have successfully run Windows XP/7/8 and most of the Windows Server operating systems under ...


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I don't think that QTP 10 supports IE9, it doesn't appear in the PAM. As far as I know support for IE9 was added in QTP11 via some patches.


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By definition testing EVERYTHING will take INFINITE TIME. Which I bet is less than optimal (unless your boss is OK with that - then you just found safe job for life :-) So you need to agree with your boss about some metrics to limit and prioritize "everything". Make a survey among your customers which OTHER applications they use, on which platforms. Or ...


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The Selenium IRC channel provided a hint. The browser was starting to launch, but Selenium never got a reply. After some fiddling, I was able to remote desktop into the account selenium + tomcat ran as and manually launched a grid job. Chrome was trying to setup a second desktop shortcut and do some initial first launch housecleaning. I also had to relax ...


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TestStack White: (partial open-source) White is an open-source framework for automating rich client applications based on Win32, WinForms, WPF, Silverlight and SWT (Java) platforms. It is .NET based and does not require the use of any proprietary scripting languages. Tests/automation programs using White can be written with whatever .NET ...


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Sikilu: Sikuli automates anything you see on the screen. It uses image recognition to identify and control GUI components. It is useful when there is no easy access to a GUI's internal or source code.


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Virtualization software. You can use tools like VMWare to setup virtual machines which you then run from your existing machine. You might be on a Mac, a Linux box or a Windows machine, and from it run WinXP, Win7, Win8, Win XP /w SP1, etc. IIRC even MS has a Virtual Server which you can script to turn machines on and off, which means one script to run all ...


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GUI automation is very tricky to say the least. As a general rule of thumb GUI automation demands that the automated test 'know' the machine state at all times. This means that we shouldn't assume that a particular window has focus. If the automation requires a window to have focus it should check to make sure that window has focus and if not set focus to ...


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As of May 2014, you can spin up instances of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 in Azure (Microsoft's cloud service) as well as various flavors of Windows Server. You simply need an MSDN license to do so. The instances are available for development and testing of desktop applications. ...


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Since more or less by definition you don't have unlimited time, you can't test everything. As Peter says, you need to work out which subset of "everything" gets highest priority. I've got a few suggestions on that front: If you have data on what operating systems your customers use, great. If not, get it. You want to know which OSs are most popular with ...


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Have you considered using a free (or paid depending on your circumstances) Amazon EC2 account?


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For some performance testing you don't need a specific tool, only a well-designed test case set, a bunch of test suites which with some variables can be used on any type of operating system family. When you design the test cases, you should take in consideration the application's requirements and non-functionalities: how many users will use the ...



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