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shassouneh 05-22-2002 08:17 PM

Internet Explorer for Linux?
 
Dear All,
I am getting sick and tired of netscape/Mozilla and Konqueror. Too buggy for me. Does anybody know how I can get ANY version of Internert Explorer (4.0 ot above) to work under Linux? Thanx beforehand :)

LinuzRulz 05-22-2002 08:21 PM

holy sh*t
 
read the @*%$ threads!!
who makes the thing!! (hint: BILL GATES!!)
if you don't like the browsers in linux................
send freakin' smoke signals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

shassouneh 05-22-2002 09:13 PM

Dude Take it easy.geez. I'm sure I'm not alone in feeling/realizing that the web browsers in Linux don't match up to Internet Explorer. At least not YET!

trickykid 05-22-2002 11:38 PM

Actually I hate IE, with their no standards of compliance to W3C, but oh well.
Think about it though, IE is part of Windows OS, so it most likely needs more than just IE to run properly. If you want IE, you should just run Windows with an emulator in Linux, but what would be the point of that right, might as well just boot up into Windows is what I say.

neo77777 05-22-2002 11:49 PM

Use opera http://www.opera.com
if you'd fall for Internet Exploiter you might as well use Outpook Extreme and get all the nice features of it to run embeded nice code (with something like fsck mounted partitions) into e-mail once you preview it without even opening the supplied attachment which would delete your entire address book, put a backdoor, and send itself to everyone in your former address book, lol you must be dreaming saying
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the web browsers in Linux don't match up to Internet Explorer. At least not YET!

shassouneh 05-22-2002 11:56 PM

I'll try Opera. Is it free though? Or are they still forcing people to pay for it?

neo77777 05-22-2002 11:58 PM

ok the ad supported version is free - you'll have an ad window at the top right hand corner, ad-free version is 39 bucks I believe

shassouneh 05-23-2002 03:45 AM

cool Thanx. I'll check it out tommorow :D

acid_kewpie 05-23-2002 04:36 AM

well personally both Mozilla and Galeon ARE better than IE in any way you wish to comapre them.

Rashkae 05-23-2002 09:27 AM

To answer the quetion, if you want IE to run in Linux (for whatever reason, I don't think Mozilla buggy at all anymore), then purchase VMWare and install Windows.

twk 05-23-2002 08:51 PM

Mozilla is fairly stable now and faster than before. Galeon is also a pretty good choice

but I feel IE still faster and render better looking pages(even though it doesn't care about the standards...and endlesss security patches)

shassouneh 05-24-2002 01:10 AM

I c. Well you must admit that IE is a good browser. Yes Its not perfect, but there is no such thing as perfect software :). Anyways, It looks Like I might have to live with Netscape and its clones (Mozilla). Thanx for the replies everyone :)

Sfin 05-24-2002 02:49 AM

Yeah I would say use opera. It has a nice feature where you can tell it to imitate IE5.0, so that the pages you goto think you are using a IE5.0 browser rather then Opera, but still this will not work 100% of the time.

I haven't ued Mozilla or Netscape, so I can't tell if they have the same feature.

To go a little off the subject, the reason why IE seems like it renders pages better and they look better on IE, has nothing to do with IE being better then any other browser. The problem is that IE goes against the Web Standards. Since most people use IE, many web developers just don't care, and produce the code that works for IE, even though it is against standards, which means it won't work properly for any other browser.

IE is so bad with standards, that when I used to take a webpage development class, I had to make seperate pages for IE, and a seperate one for every other browser. Had to do different Javascript, and DHTML.

Just my $.02.

Brion 05-24-2002 04:24 AM

i wouldn't be a true KDE advocate if i didn't tell u to try konqueror 3.0.1

it's an excellent browser. It's almost as good as mozilla (rendering wise), but it's a lot faster and it's well integrated into KDE. Seeing as how u like IE i suppose Tabbed browsing isn't really a concern of u so the fact that konq still doesn't have tabs shouldn't bother u (the tabs are coming in konq 3.1 though ;))

fatgod 05-24-2002 09:37 AM

I'm with Brion, Konqueror 3 all the way ;)

Even under windows I used to use netscape though, it is faster and doesn't crash when you've got 20 instances open.


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