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I don't think there has ever been a released version of IE for linux. Years ago MS had an IE for Solaris. It was the worst web browser I have ever used. I think they had it for HP-UX and AIX also but maybe not. MS was trying to say they they had cross platform support. Not close. They were still firming up their monopoly at that time.
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I think firefox has probably made it easier for a lot of Newbies coming across from Windows. I can see how it would be nice for them to have something intuitive, easy to use, fast, feature packed and hands down better than IE for Windows.
Originally posted by motorhead I'm considering buying a laptop that already has linux installed. I'd like to know if any of my old windows software will run under linux, and if so, how well?
Do a search of this forum, many have asked this question before. As a rule you should always search out an answer before asking the question. Chances are others have had the same questions answered before you.
Anyway, this is a yes and no answer. You can "emulate" the Windows environment and run some programs built for Windows. Programs like Wine will allow you to do this. The also have a growing list of programs that people have successfully and some not so successfully ran under Linux using Wine. Check that out, read the documentation, have a go and if at first you dont succeed, search and then ask the questions.
Oh and you really should post these sorts of questions in their own thread if you want people to notice them. I only saw it because I posted a response to the Browser of the Year topic.
Konqueror. It just keeps getting better. It's still not as good as Gecko for rendering non-standard pages, but it will get there soon, plus it's at least twice as fast as Firefox on KDE. It also has a very rich feature set and is very configurable.
Thanks for putting Opera in.
Most of these sort of polls leave it out.
Been using it for about five years.
Opera (AFAIK) have always had a Linux version.
Anybody else remember what the other browsers were like back then?