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Old 10-01-2008, 12:57 PM   #1
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Ubuntu IE 6 won't start


Internet Explorer won't start

I'm running Harty Heron the distro I'm using can be found here
http://ultimateedition.info/ I have tried it through Wine Doors and CrossOver Linux Professional. No errors when installing and the Icons are just where you expect them to be. When I try to open the program nothing happens. Any ideas?


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Old 10-02-2008, 12:35 PM   #2
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Internet Explorer won't start

I'm running Harty Heron the distro I'm using can be found here
http://ultimateedition.info/ I have tried it through Wine Doors and CrossOver Linux Professional. No errors when installing and the Icons are just where you expect them to be. When I try to open the program nothing happens. Any ideas?


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Yep...use Firefox, Opera, Konqueror, or any of the other standards-compliant browsers that run under Linux. Leave IE to Windows where it belongs.
 
Old 10-02-2008, 04:55 PM   #3
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What are you trying to do that you need IE, and only IE?
 
Old 10-02-2008, 05:34 PM   #4
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We are a small computer shop and we are trying to help former Window users to make the switch to Linux. I/we want to make it has simple as possible for former Windoze losers (users) to navigate. We install FireFox as the default browser but I would like to have IE as an option. Besides since it's included in Wine Doors and Crossover Linux shouldn't it just work?

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Old 10-03-2008, 09:21 AM   #5
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We are a small computer shop and we are trying to help former Window users to make the switch to Linux. I/we want to make it has simple as possible for former Windoze losers (users) to navigate. We install FireFox as the default browser but I would like to have IE as an option. Besides since it's included in Wine Doors and Crossover Linux shouldn't it just work?

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That depends on what Microsoft feels like doing to it. Besides, you can skin Firefox and make it look identical to IE. IMHO, it'd be better to not have any MS stuff on there...if they're going to make the move, they should move, rather than get used to IE running, until MS decides to mess with it and make it non-functional under Wine/Crossover.
 
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That depends on what Microsoft feels like doing to it. Besides, you can skin Firefox and make it look identical to IE. IMHO, it'd be better to not have any MS stuff on there...if they're going to make the move, they should move, rather than get used to IE running, until MS decides to mess with it and make it non-functional under Wine/Crossover.
Seconded. There isn't really anything that you can do in IE that can't be done in a similar way in Firefox. I find it's generally easier to switch everything all at once rather than try to do a bit at a time, and people will adapt quicker if they only have to change once.

My experience with using Wine has been that it's very hit or miss, and it's really not going to be worth the effort that you are going to have to put into this if it isn't working out of the box.
 
Old 10-03-2008, 03:06 PM   #7
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Try ie4linux, or if you must have IE6 (some business internet sites won't work with any other browser, regardless of "fooling them" with emulation) then run it in a VM under Windows.
 
  


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