Thursday, December 4, 2008

Finally... IE on Linux / Ubuntu...

Great..... It works... :)

Initially, when I needed to run a few IE specific sites on my Ubuntu installation, I spent quite some time searching around google, and some more prominent linux sites... But I did not hit success...

Today however, my search bore fruit... I found IEs4Linux project, and its so damned simple.

I am still running Hardy (not Interpid) on my desktop, and wine (the default). I picked up the instructions, kind of updated them myself to work in my hardy, and bingo.. it installed and works...absolutely.

Here's what I did -

  1. Found this page for installation instructions on Ubuntu :

  2. Run the following commands -
  3. sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install wine cabextract
  4. And then run this -
  5. wget
    tar zxvf ies4linux-latest.tar.gz
    cd ies4linux-*
  6. The last one would open a dialog box and would ask you basic questions about what version do you want, choose what u like and bingo.. it would start installation...

  7. Within minutes, it automatically downloads some files from here and there, and is done.

  8. It just works...

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