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Internet Explorer on Linux

04.24.07 | Comment?

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IEs4LinuxThis post is written from Internet Explorer 6. In itself that is not so strange – I have a large client that exclusively run Internet Explorer 6 throughout the entire enterprise, so my work needs to be 100% tested on this browser. On my Windows XP installation i am running IE7 which cannot coexist with version 6 and i didn’t feel like downgrading. Installing Windows XP as a virtual machine is not an option – as I don’t want the expense of another Windows license.

Wine was apparently not able to run Internet Explorer out-of-the-box, but a bit of Googling gave me what I need: EIs4Linux – a package that can install any (also simultaneously) of IE 5, 5.5 or 6. I used this step-by-step guide to get everything running.

IE7 is currently not supported (by Wine according to the EIs4Linux guys), but it is work in progress.

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