Jan 10, 2012
How To Install Internet Explorer In Linux
Wine is an open source free software application for Linux systems that used to run Windows applications on Linux .
Winetricks is a helper script to download and install various redistributable run time libraries needed to run some programs in Wine. These may include replacements for components of Wine using closed source libraries. It has a menu of supported games/apps for which it can do all the workarounds automatically. It also lets you install missing DLLs or tweak various Wine settings individually.
Step 1: Downloading and Installing Required PackagesFirst install the Wine tool by using our Wine installation article. Once you finishes with Wine installation, move further installation steps. (Note : If you already have Wine installed on your Linux systems, you can skip the Wine installation).
Step 1: Downloading and Installing Winetricks1. Download the Winetricks script with Wget command and Run the winetricks. Follow below installation instructions. (Note : You must run these commands in GUI window).
# wget http://winetricks.org/winetricks # cp winetricks /usr/bin # chmod +x /usr/bin/winetricks # winetricks corefonts flashDuring the installation process you will asked you to install "Adobe Flash". Simply agree and click on OK button.
2. Next download any IE version. Like I have download the IE 8.
# wget http://download.microsoft.com/download/C/C/0/CC0BD555-33DD-411E-936B-73AC6F95AE11/IE8-WindowsXP-x86-ENU.exe3. Start IE 8 installer using Wine.
# wine IE8-WindowsXP-x86-ENU.exe4. Once you run above command you will see screenshot of IE 8 installer.
5. Don’t select the Windows security updates option during installation process as it may cause issues later on.
6. Next click on Restart now button to get effects. After rebooting your system, you will see Internet Explorer 8 under Applications –> Wine –> Programs.
7. Finally launch Internet Explorer 8 in Linux.
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Simple Word a Computer Geek and Linux Guru who loves to share tricks and tips on Internet. Most Of My Servers runs on Open Source Platform called Linux. Because it is usually free and allow me do geeky stuff such as Programming and Scripting with CLI (Command Line Interface).