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Old 10-09-2002, 01:28 AM   #1
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Question How to Install MS-Internet Explorer on Linux ...


Hi,

I have to run one website which supposed to run on IE only. For this purpose I want to install IE on Linux.

Please help me in this regards.

Thanks,

Maneesh
 
Old 10-09-2002, 02:40 AM   #2
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Sorry to say this...

Dual boot. If you HAVE to run IE, either get a emulator like vmware, or dual boot.

I have heard of people doing this (maybe try the crossover plugin from codeweavers, and/or wine) but I don't think it's going to be very easy.

You might wanna try Opera. There is a setting in there that lets you tell websites that you are actually using IE 5. That might work for your particular website.

To find most of these softwares/webpages search on these 2 sites:
www.google.com/linux
www.freshmeat.net

Cool
 
Old 10-09-2002, 05:09 AM   #3
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I did use IE explorer with winex one time - BUT that was the explorer from the win partition and it didn't work too good.
I think it is almost impossible to install it on a linux partition.With most apps the install process dies at the install shield portion already.
 
Old 10-09-2002, 07:05 AM   #4
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Maneeshc, is there any particular reason that this site is supposed to be accessible from IE only?
 
Old 10-09-2002, 07:12 AM   #5
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may be wine <ixplorer.exe> will do.

but personally i dont understand why you want to use any M$ software for just viewing a website. if that website does not show properly in all browsers than that website is not worth visiting. all websites should show up well in all browsers.

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Old 10-09-2002, 07:28 AM   #6
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Unfortunately there are some sites where you don't have much of a choice - you just have to go there.
What reeaaally gets me is that a lot of sites in Brasil use Linux for the server and you can't get the page to work with a Linux browser.
 
Old 10-09-2002, 07:33 AM   #7
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opera is pretty good at pretending to be IE
 
Old 10-10-2002, 12:12 AM   #8
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I tried various options including Opera and other browsers but this particular website ( third party s/w - we don't have any control on it ) does not work on any combinations. This is the reason why I want to install M$-IE on Linux.

BTW now I started hating M$ monopoly strategy and people who develop code for particular OS or configuration.

EGain Email (a product from www.egain.com) is one of the worst software I found which just support M$-IE.

Thanks friends (of this VERY useful forum) for your help.


~Maneesh

Last edited by maneeshc; 10-10-2002 at 12:57 AM.
 
Old 10-10-2002, 12:25 AM   #9
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So is it that site that won't work with anything other than IE? I just loaded it up fine in Galeon...
 
Old 10-10-2002, 12:59 AM   #10
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Yes Grant the site www.egain.com works fine, There is a product 'Egain Email' which does not works on the other than IE.
 
Old 10-10-2002, 01:15 AM   #11
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Not that we don't believe you, but could you point us to a link that can only be viewed in IE? I am thinking maybe someone can figure a workaround easier that way for ya.

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Old 10-10-2002, 02:17 AM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by maneeshc
Yes Grant the site www.egain.com works fine, There is a product 'Egain Email' which does not works on the other than IE.
That's when you email them telling them this. Tell them you are a customer and don't use IE, they're site is incompatible and they will lose your business and possibly others if they don't code for cross-browser compatiblity which IMHO is poor service and quality on their part. Any large corporation should realize that there is more than just one type of OS and browser out there being used. Oh well.. just my thoughts. A site that only codes for IE, I usually don't go there anymore.
 
Old 10-10-2002, 03:00 AM   #13
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Regardless of the cross browser debate here, I found that IE 5.0 works fine on the recent version of wine.
 
Old 10-10-2002, 04:24 AM   #14
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Check this - the procedure to install IE.

http://appdb.codeweavers.com/appview.php?appId=25

Is anybody tried this? We are able to install IE5.5 but unable to run it.

Any IDEA??

~Maneesh
 
Old 10-11-2002, 07:45 AM   #15
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Codeweavers 'CrossOver Office' is quite helpful to run M$-IE on Linux. Its works fine for me.
One bad thing about it is that it is not FREE.

http://www.codeweavers.com/products/office/

~Maneesh

Last edited by maneeshc; 10-11-2002 at 07:48 AM.
 
  


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