Sunday, November 13, 2011

How to Install and Run Internet Explorer 7/8 On Ubuntu 11.04/11.10

In this tip we will see how to run MS Internet Explorer 7/8 on Ubuntu 11.04/11.10, also applicable on older Ubuntu versions.

 This will be possible with the help of Wine and winetricks. To install Wine 1.3 on Ubuntu 11.10/11.04, check this article(winetricks will be installed automatically with Wine 1.3). Then open the terminal and run one of these commands to install IE 7/8:

Internet Explorer 7

To download IE7, use this command:

winetricks ie7

Then run IE7 with this command:

wine 'C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore'

Internet Explorer 8

Run this command to download IE8:

winetricks ie8

To start IE8, run this command:

wine 'C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore'

Note: You may encounter bugs while testing IE 7/8 using Wine.

That's it!