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i'm sorry if i seem rude, but the whole point of linux is to get away from microsoft. as it is, IE6 and other versions of IE are very insecure. mozilla and others will do exactly what IE6 does, and sometimes better, i.e. blocking pop-ads. mozilla comes with a pop-up blocker built into the program, and i've never seen an unwanted pop-up. mozilla also lacks the same security loopholes that IE has. for further info, please read this report by US-CERT, part of the US Department of Homeland Security: http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/713878
Why do some people have such hard time getting away from MicroSquish?
I can think of a couple of reasons
They own shares
They love to make Billy richer
They love to clean out their computers of the viruses
I just recently got away from the Evil Empire of MicroSquish. Thank god for the built in crash programs in the Windoze. My windoze crashed last week, so i have spent the last week converting everything to Linux. Its been a challenge but turning out well worth it.
I have found replacements for everything that i used to use with Windoze.
Nothing is missing at all.
Last edited by Commando464; 07-22-2004 at 10:49 PM.
but if you guys can just sit back and understand a problem and try and HELP maybe i wouldn't be ranting right now
the fact IS
i need to install IE6 in Wine due to some poker applications that strickly use IE and there ARE NO equivelents to my poker programs in linux
so i have been trying to get them to work
but i am having this problem
so instead of offering different alternatives, or dissing mircosoft, i would appreciat some help
me and all my friends here play on poker tree
so if anyone can get that working in linux
all my computer would be running linux right now
i don't care about any other poker site
sence i don't use them so please help me migrate to linux
The IE installer comes with Outlook Express, so citrus may want to have access to his or her hotmail, yahoo, or msn e-mail accounts that LINUX can not access with out using HTTPMAIL to POP3 wrapper clients. These are ok but if you like to leave the mail on the server you can not because the charactistic of POP3 is download all mail now, delete e-mail on server, and read later. This can be annoying if you like to leave the mail in your account, so you can show the e-mail to your friends or family member.
i keep trying to install IE6 thru wine but no matter what way i try to do it
it allways hangs at "setup is determining available sites for download blah blah"
and it never downloads
just sits there
i left for 3 hours and came back and it was still at that screeen
anyone had this problem or have any sugestions
Yes, I sometimes get this message in Windows too. You have to setup your NIC and make sure you can connect to the internet. Also make sure your firewall is off, so you do not run in any trouble. You may want to set the Windows version to win98 in wine.
It is not that easy.
In my case I have a dual boot, only because I need IE for one thing, and one thing only : My home-banking!
It sucks that my bank insists on making their solution only available on Windows/IE (I haven't got it running under Wine, but then again... I am a total Linux-newbie) but I am not willing to change my bank, since I have a very good relationship with that bank, except for the home-banking-issue...
...it is not always as easy as you would like to make it sound, to just quit M$...
I am using a Danish Bank, since I'm from Denmark... ;-)
Actually, the funny (well, actually not) is that it is the biggest bank in Denmark, and their home-banking relies totally on ActiveX...
Use or try VMware. It will work without any problems. Also it will seperate LINUX from Windows and Windows from LINUX.
Yes, changing Windows = win98 in the version section will work. For me, I ran into can not find DLL problems that I'm too lazy to fix, but I am able to download the IE files. If you can, use a win98 computer and download all parts of IE. Then copy the files to the directory that wine created.
well i installed vmware on my slack machine
but incountered nothing but errors
i was able to load the program
trying to install winxp on it and when it went to format my virtual drive
the whole computer froze
If you are using kernel version 2.6.x, you have to change some lines in the vmware script before installing vmware. If you are using 2.4.x you should not have any problems.
In VMware did you select Windows XP for the type of virtual machine, because each virtual machine is different in its virtual BIOS. Do you have atleast 512 megabytes of RAM and a processor faster than 500 MHz Pentium III. Also is your /tmp bigger or equal to 1 gigabyte because running or installing Windows XP takes a lot space because VMware puts all of its logs there. Installing Windows XP takes a lot of time and a lot of memory, so I suggest installing Win98 because with Windows XP you may have trouble downloading it if you did not register Windows XP. Did you set up VMware maximum memory to the same amount of your total system memory. If so, you will have a lot of problems. Set Vmware to only use about three-fourths of your total memory, but each virtual machine can not take the maximum amount of memory that you gave to VMware. If you have 512 megabytes of RAM and you gave about 384 megabytes of RAM to VMware, the virtual machine can have a maximum of 256 megabytes. In VMware BIOS set the virtual disks to DMA and you may want to change your CD-ROM to latency
Opera can fool web sites that it is Internet Explorer. If Opera does not work and VMware does not work, you can either demand or persuade your bank to change the site. Tell your bank that ActiveX is a security risk to them and your accounts.