Sep 272006
 

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IEs4Linux is the simpler way to have Microsoft Internet Explorer running on Linux (or any OS running Wine).

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IEs4Linux Installation in Debian

Before installing Internet Explorer you need to install the following packages

#apt-get install wine cabextract

Now youi need to download IEs4Linux script from here

$wget http://www.tatanka.com.br/ies4linux/downloads/ies4linux-2.0.3.tar.gz

$tar xzvf ies4linux-2.0.3.tar.gz

$cd ies4linux-2.0.3

Once you are inside ies4linux-2.0.3 directory you need to run the following script to install internet explorer

$./ies4linux

This will install the internet explore in your machine and after the end of installation it will give you from where you need to run IE6.from my machine i am using the following

$/root/bin/ie6

This will open IE6 and you can see internet explorer in action

IEs4Linux Installation in Ubuntu

You have to enable universe packages first. It is also recommended that you use the official winehq ubuntu package:

Open /etc/apt/sources.list file

$sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Uncomment following lines in your /etc/apt/sources.list and it may be different if you are in different country instead of UK

deb http://uk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper universe
deb-src http://uk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper universe

Add WineHQ APT Repository

or

If you want to add source packages from the repository

Currently, wine only have i386 binary packages available. If you do not use an i386 architecture, or wish to compile the package in a special or optimized way, you can build the wine package using the source repository instead. To do this, add a source repository with one of the following:

deb-src http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt dapper main

Close gedit and run an update to take your new Repository

$sudo apt-get update

Install wine and cabextract

$sudo apt-get install wine cabextract

Now you need to download IEs4Linux script from here

$wget http://www.tatanka.com.br/ies4linux/downloads/ies4linux-2.0.3.tar.gz

$tar xzvf ies4linux-2.0.3.tar.gz

$cd ies4linux-2.0.3

Once you are inside ies4linux-2.0.3 directory you need to run the following script to install internet explorer

$./ies4linux

This will install the internet explore in your machine.

To run IE you need to run the following command and it may be different for others this path at the end of installation it will give from where you want to run

$/root/bin/ie6

You should see the Internet explorer opening

Internet Explorer Version and Widows Media Player

If you want to see this in action check the following screen