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Old 04-25-2004, 11:45 AM   #1
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WINE and Internet Explorer


I do a lot of web stuff.. I would like to use IE(Internet Explorer) on my Linux box. I have a copy of wine Installed and running.. I have got to the point of having IE come up. But I can't use it to do anything. Does anyone have any ideas what I'm doing wrong.
 
Old 04-25-2004, 11:57 AM   #2
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it probably just doesn't work right with that version of wine.
try the demo of crossover office wine.
 
Old 04-25-2004, 02:46 PM   #3
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Codeweavers sell CrossoverOffice which has a slighly enhanced version of wine and a user frienly front end. Here is a page where they talk about running Internet Explorer 5.0 and 5.5:

http://www.codeweavers.com/site/prod...ted_apps/?id=7

I have never tried using IE under Linux so I do not know how well it works. You might want to try the demo version first that Whansard mentioned. I have never wanted to do that because I have been happy with the Linux browsers. Codeweavers also sell something called CrossoverPlugin which allows you to use many Windows plugins from a Linux browser. Here is a link with information about that:

http://www.codeweavers.com/site/products/cxplugin/

I have only used CrossoverPlugin a little. I recently took a part time college class where the study material was available online. One website that had the class study material required RealPlayer. Microsoft does not make a version of RealPlayer for Linux so I used CrossoverPlugin and the Windows version of RealPlayer under the Linux verion of Mozilla Firefox. I was then able to view that study material.

There was additional study material for the class on another website. It required that we have Macromedia Flash. Fortunately, there is a Linux version of Macromedia Flash that I was able to use under Mozilla Firefox. In that class we also needed to download Powerpoint presentations every week. For that, I used CrossoverOffice to run my old copy of Powerpoint 97. I also considered the possibility of using Crossover Plugin to use the free PowerPoint Viewer that Microsoft has. So anyway, I was then able to use Linux to view all the study material for the college class. I was the only one in the class who was not using Windows.

I have occasionally run into websites that will check to see what browser I am using. If I am not using a recent version of Internet Explorer they will give me an error message about not having the latest version of IE and will not even let me try to continue. In many cases there is a way to get around that. The Konquorer browser has a feature where it will pretend to be Internet Explorer running under a specific version of Windows. In most cases that will fool the website into allowing me to continue and everything will then usually work perfectly. I have not yet figured out how to use the Windows Plugins under Konquorer, only under Mozilla or Mozilla Firefox. There are some websites that require both a specific Windows plugin and a recent version of IE. I wonder if the two could be combined to convince those websites to let me try to access them? I have not yet figured out how to do both with just one browser.
 
Old 04-25-2004, 03:00 PM   #4
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Ooops, I did not mean to say that Microsoft makes the RealPlayer Plugin. I ment to say that I had to use the CrossoverPlugin to run theWindows Media Player 6.4 while taking the college class.
 
Old 04-26-2004, 02:43 AM   #5
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Oh no ... IE on linux ...

Just use Konqueror, Mozilla, or even Opera. Emulating IE will be crap, not to mention that IE is crap anyways.
 
Old 04-26-2004, 10:22 AM   #6
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What does IE have that most browsers in Linux donesnt hav, other than a tendancy to crash lots and a lack of tabbed browsing?
 
Old 04-26-2004, 10:26 AM   #7
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I'm not sure what 2782d4 means by "a lot of web stuff", but if it means web development then having IE installed can be useful for testing.
 
Old 04-26-2004, 10:26 AM   #8
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What does IE have that most browsers in Linux donesnt hav, other than a tendancy to crash lots and a lack of tabbed browsing?
Virus support?
 
Old 04-26-2004, 04:47 PM   #9
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Isn't stability and tabbed browsing the best part?
 
Old 04-26-2004, 08:21 PM   #10
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Why would you want to use IE in linux, linux has mozilla for a reason. And mozilla is linux native, until they made a windows version, anyways, I think mozilla is a lot better
 
Old 04-27-2004, 05:01 AM   #11
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For help in running IE on Wine in Linux, go to www.frankscorner.org - there are very straightforward instructions on installing IE and lots of other programs under wine.
 
Old 05-08-2004, 03:58 PM   #12
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a lone voice in the darkness...

I know I'm a total newbie and run the risk of being flamed alive for saying this, but... what's so wrong with IE anyway? Admittedly it has security holes bigger than the Grand Canyon and comes straight from the heart of the Evil Empire, but I personally have never had it crash... ever! It's nice to use and renders pages in a predictable fashion. Personally I've never liked the way Mozilla (or Netscape) works, and have found it consistently unreliable. Meanwhile Konqueror seemingly does a better job, but is butt-ugly and fairly uninspiring (ok, a bit harsh but you get my point).

The above notwithstanding, I have no desire to use IE on Linux. Kinda defeats the whole point, no? Perhaps I should give Opera a try...
 
Old 05-09-2004, 12:34 AM   #13
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Some people here are so blindly anti-Microsoft, they fail to see that some people still need to use their products. Sure many of their products suck, but since most people use their products, we must use their products as well to make ours compatible and better than theirs. Do you think WINE developers sit there running Linux only, guessing how Windows works? No, they all use Windows themselves. MICROSOFT Windows.
 
Old 05-09-2004, 10:12 PM   #14
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well i like to see how my pages look like in IE and Mozilla. my website actually has code at the bottom that doesnt show up right in IE.

http://www.x5788.net

its correct in mozilla, but wrong in IE
 
Old 09-03-2004, 11:32 AM   #15
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What does IE have that most browsers in Linux donesnt hav, other than a tendancy to crash lots and a lack of tabbed browsing?
Well, my wife uses a site to get work which is so badly designed that it will only work in Internet Explorer - I just get the information that there are 'coding errors' with other browsers.
 
  


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