Posted on 07-08-2007
Filed Under (General information) by Arun Bagul

Introduction – Why we have to install Internet Explore (IE) on Linux/Unix? Those who are working in web development, they need IE for checking web site compatibility with IE. For checking the site on IE they don’t have separate machine, Infact they don’t need separate PC. Even they want to use Linux only as they can’t migrate to other OS!

Let’s try to install IE –

Step(1) Add repository to download packages and dependency to install IE

root@arunbagul:~# vi /etc/apt/sources.list

Add or uncomment (if they exist) following lines in /etc/apt/sources.list file –

 deb edgy universe
 deb edgy main

root@arunbagul:~# tail /etc/apt/sources.list


## for IE
deb edgy universe
deb edgy main


Note – If you using Ubuntu Dapper, replace edgy with dapper and Ubuntu Feisty users, replace edgy with feisty , while adding repository in /etc/apt/sources.list file.

Step(2) Now update your Debian/Ubuntu system and install Wine package –

root@arunbagul:~# apt-get  update

root@arunbagul:~# apt-get install wine cabextract
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
After unpacking 106MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? Y

NOTE- Cabextract is a program which unpacks Microsoft windows cabinet (.cab) files. This cabinet files are used by Microsoft windows for archiving software packages.

What is Wine ? – Wine is the open source software, which provides “Windows compatibility layer for Linux“. Wine does not require MS Windows, but it can use native system dll files in place of its own if they are available. This package includes a program loader, which allows unmodified Windows binaries to run under compatible hardware. This package also includes the library that implements the Wine project’s free version of the Windows API, allowing successful running of programs ported directly from Windows.

Step(3) Download IE4 for Linux and install –

root@arunbagul:~# wget
root@arunbagul:~#tar zxvf ies4linux-latest.tar.gz
root@arunbagul:~# cd ies4linux-
root@arunbagul:~#sh ies4linux

Cheers!! enjoy IE4 on Linux…

Thank you,

Arun Bagul

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