Internet Explorer in Linux with IEs4Linux


Article from Issue 83/2007

IEs4Linux lets web developers who work in Linux install Internet Explorer in just a couple of minutes to test their websites without booting Windows.

Web designers who work in Linux often find it difficult to test their work with all of today’s popular browsers. One factor that adds difficulty is that Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) is not available in a native version for Linux. Unfortunately, Internet Explorer, which is known for its quirky interpretation of web standards, is so widespread that web designers can’t afford to ignore it. The Wine run-time environment lets you run IE on Linux, and thus test your own web pages without needing to boot Windows, but the task of configuring Wine is often time consuming and difficult. IEs4Linux is a quick helper for getting IE working on a Linux system.

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