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I'm looking for some direction as far as running IE6 on RH9, I tried to do it with wine, but its not working right. Do I have to install an earlier version? The error message says that this version of IE is intended for Windows xp, me, 98, etc..... If so, does anyone know where I can download an earlier version?
Re: anyone ever got internet explorer running on RH
Originally posted by DKY I'm looking for some direction as far as running IE6 on RH9, I tried to do it with wine, but its not working right. Do I have to install an earlier version? The error message says that this version of IE is intended for Windows xp, me, 98, etc..... If so, does anyone know where I can download an earlier version?
I'm not sure about finding an older version of IE, unless you can get your hands on an older copy of MS Office
I've got IE6 running on my system, need it for testing, but, I'm not using a the free version of wine. I bought Cross Over Office by Code Weavers http://www.codeweavers.com. It's not free but only around $50. So, depending on what you need it might be worth the investment.
Is there any particular reason you are stuck on IE? I was a staunch IE supporter for years until I tried Mozilla. Now every time I have to use IE (at work) I get frustrated and find myself missing mozilla, especially the popup blocker and the tabbed browsing.
I use Mozilla right now, and I know that in ie there's an option to save links on your desktop. (not save the whole website, its actually file/send to desktop) I cant find an option like this in mozilla. Also, one other thing, and I know its gonna sound stupid, but where are the bookmarks saved at. If I want to back them up, I'm outta luck. I can't find them.
Between 50 and 60% of the visitors to one of the web sites I run use the default web browser that came with their machine. Mostly, that means Internet Exploder. I need to have some idea of what IE does to my W3C-compliant pages. I found out that it was doing nasty things.
Rather than tell my users that they're idiots, I'll manipulate my pages so that what they see is at least reasonable--and still W3C compliant.
There are lots of reasons to use IE, for example, bank accounts still not supporting Firefox or because you work with Webpages and need to check how it displays on IE. The second case is my situation. The company I work for develops all the applications in FreeBSD machines. I've tried and tried to get IE to run under wine/freeBSD but it is not going well... not even using scripts for Linux.
I heard that it's possible to copy a binary from Linux to FreeBSD but I never got time to do that... Anyway, we test our pages remotely from a Win3K server or on laptops with XP to see if the page is fully functional.
I just wanted to point out that running IE under Linux can make ones work easier. You may not need it, but many do...
First, for testing web code, and a few other chores, I simply keep Win2k on dual-boot. Setting up Linux, learning it, learning wine, and then installing IE seems somehow to be missing the point--maybe even sacreligious...
Second, I have seldom found a site which would not work with Firefox. When I do find one, I contact the maintainers to report it. In EVERY CASE, they have fixed it. (Surprising?)
If my bank, for example, did not support Firefox for online banking, they would by my EX-bank in 38 microseconds.
As I learn more about web programming, I see the extent to which Microsoft refuses to follow standards. (They are losing this battle with--eg--Open Document Format.) Everyone who want to be active in promoting OpenSource needs to also be proselytizing for standards. first, you have to figure out how to do something--then you have to learn how to keep IE from screwing it up.
In my case, I needed to see what Exploder was doing to my pages and I didn't start with Windoze, so I don't have a copy of it around. So, I needed to install it on my Linux box (thread noted above) as the Mac version stopped at 5.2 and was not a good simulation of what others saw through their Windoze.
The iCab browser (only on the Mac) will identify itself as a variety of browsers but doesn't render similarly. One of the pages tests simple standards <http://www.icab.de/test.html> while at the bottom of that page is a link to the Acid2 Browser test. Interesting test.