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Monday, July 27, 2009

How To Install The Internet Explorer On Ubuntu 8.04

This document describes how to install the Internet Explorer (different versions) on Ubuntu 8.04 with IEs4Linux. Some users - especially web developers/designers need different versions of the Internet Explorer to test their pages.

2 Needed Packages

Let's install some needed packages.

sudo apt-get install wine cabextract binfmt-support

3 Installation

wget http://www.tatanka.com.br/ies4linux/downloads/ies4linux-latest.tar.gz
tar xvfz ies4linux-latest.tar.gz
cd cd ies4linux-*

Next you'll see this window - select which versions of the Internet Explorer shall be installed, mark the corresponding checkbox if you want support for Flash (IE6 only) and choose if/where you want to have launchers. Click on "OK" to proceed. Please note that you can enable the installation of IE7 (experimental) in the advanced options.

The selected packages are being installed.

Finished - you can now close the window.

4 GNOME Launcher

On my system the menu entries were not created by the installer - so I had to create them manually. Right click on the GNOME menu and select "Edit Menus".

Click on "Programming" on the left side and afterwards on "New Item" on the right side. Insert a name, the command and optionally a comment for the new launcher. The executables for the IEs are located in your home directory (/home/%your_username%/bin/ie%version%). The path for the IE-icon is /home/%your_username%/.ies4linux/ies4linux.png. Create such a launcher for all IE versions that you've installed.

5 Access

The Internet Explorers are now available in the GNOME applications menu.


Anonymous said...

omg... How dare you install IE on linux??? And even you would do so, how dare you show it and learn it?
Don't you have any honor or respect for linux?
I don't give much lifetime to your blog since this post. Stop writting plz, or you'll get me killing myself

netwrkspider said...

hahaha cool down man..actully web developer developed website( for eg: develop web apps on LINUX machine ) and that time they test web apps on different different browser like mozilla, IE, opera etc etc..so they need browser for testing purpose..they dnt want to switch thr OS LOL