IE for Ubuntu

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Sound kinda wierd to have Internet Explorer to be install on linux distro as we use linux is to run away from M$ world but sometimes have no choice as some of the website or appliances required to use IE, that’s bad. There is a tool call IEs4Linux to helps you install IE into your distro, just choose your distro version and download then install. I show on how to install for Ubuntu as I installed into my Ubuntu 9.0.4 Jaunty Jackalope with problem.

You need to install wine package and cabextract like this:-

sudo apt-get install wine cabextract

Once you done install the wine package and cabextract, you can proceed to download the IEs4linux and start the installation like below:-

tar xvfz ies4linux-latest.tar.gz
cd ies4linux-*

When you run the “./ies4linux” command it will start the gui installation where you can choose which IE version to install then it will download the rest of the package to install automatically, roughly takes about 10 to 15 min depend on your internet speed. That’s end of the installation and you will have your IE shown on the desktop.

Source : IEs4Linux

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