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Old 03-15-2004, 09:43 PM   #1
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Can I run Unix software on Linux?


I download Internet Explorer 5 for Solaris, and would like to know if there is anyway I can install it on Linux. I also have the HP-UX version.
Thanks, Noah
 
Old 03-15-2004, 09:53 PM   #2
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No, there is no way to run IE in linux, save for using WINE
 
Old 03-15-2004, 09:58 PM   #3
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I'm not exactly sure, what system architecture are the binaries compiled for (I assume they're binaries since they are from MS)? Solaris machines do not use IA-32 processors (whereas most PC's do) and neither does HP-UX (I think, correct me if I'm wrong). Also, why use IE, Mozilla or Netscape is just as good a web browser and probably came with your distro. Please note that any plug-ins you might want to use probably wouldn't work in Linux anyway. In theory, UNIX code can be compiled in Linux, but I have never tried and therefore could be wrong.
 
Old 03-15-2004, 10:08 PM   #4
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I know it is a no good browser, but I just want too do it. Yeah, they are binaries.
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Old 03-15-2004, 10:13 PM   #5
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man, I love IE.

if there was ANY program I'd like to see run natively in linux, its IE.

I mean, I'm sorry, It's just the best....

...in my opinion.
 
Old 03-15-2004, 10:18 PM   #6
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I did want to do it through Wine a while back, but only for kicks. I really don't give a crap because I have Firefox and have kicked Wine out of my life since I never used Photoshop since I had the GIMP anyway.
 
Old 03-16-2004, 12:44 AM   #7
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I prefer the Konqueror web browser over IE.
 
Old 03-16-2004, 01:03 AM   #8
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wget is better. lol
 
Old 03-16-2004, 01:27 AM   #9
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Lynx is better.
 
Old 03-16-2004, 09:10 AM   #10
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Telnet to port 80. Not a MS telnet client though they still let popups through. Is better.

Last edited by Pres; 03-16-2004 at 09:11 AM.
 
Old 03-17-2004, 12:19 AM   #11
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Binaries will never work, sorry chum. Get the source (and get the source to Window's while your at it) and you might have a chance.
 
  


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