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Old 05-08-2009, 08:41 AM   #1
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Tests web site with IE7 on Linux


I'm currently in a company that I'm programming web sites. I use Windows XP as main OS. We support Firefox, Opera and IE as browser with our web sites. I'm interested to use Ubuntu 9.04 as main OS and I'd like to know if there is a solution for testing our web tests with IE7 on Ubuntu 9.04.

I already heard about IE4Linux but It doesn't works. It crashs after starting and I don't know why. I know there is solution like VMWare or VirtualBox to virtualize an OS but I don't really want to use my RAM for a whole OS only to test web sites with IE7.

If someone have a solution, please let me know.

Thanks a lot and have a nice day.
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You might try installing Wine and running IE7 under that. Wine is designed to allow you to run Windoze programs. Some run better than others.
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Is this what you need?
I'm not sure if it does ie7 yet though.

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Old 05-08-2009, 09:34 AM   #4
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I think that it allows you to run the ie7 engine with the ie6 interface, you need to enable somekind of beta/experimental option somewhere to be able to use that.

Failing that your best option is to install windows into a virtual machine like virtualbox.


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