How To Install Internet Explorer On Ubuntu (Feisty Fawn, Edgy Eft And Dapper Drake) - Page 2

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Submitted by falko (Contact Author) (Forums) on Thu, 2007-04-12 18:10. ::

4 Install IEs4Linux

To install IEs4Linux, we do this (still as a normal user!):

cd ~
tar zxvf ies4linux-latest.tar.gz
cd ies4linux-*

You will be asked a few questions:

Welcome, falko! I'm IEs4Linux.
I can install IE 6, 5.5 and 5.0 for you easily and quickly.
You are just four 'enter's away from your IEs.

I'll ask you some questions now. Just answer y or n (default answer is the bold one)

IE 6 will be installed automatically.
Do you want to install IE 5.5 SP2 too? [ y / n ]
<-- y

And do you want to install IE 5.01 SP2? [ y / n ] <-- y

IEs can be installed using one of the following locales:
Default is EN-US. Hit enter to keep it or choose a different one:
<-- [Specify your preferred locale or hit ENTER to use EN-US.]

By default, I will install everything at /home/falko/.ies4linux
I will also install Flash 9 plugin and create Desktop shortcuts.
Is that ok for you? (To configure advanced options type n) [ y / n ]
<-- y

Next a few files will be downloaded, and the three Internet Explorer versions will be installed:


Installing IE 6
Creating Wine Prefix
Extracting CAB files
Processing inf file
Installing IE 6
Installing TTF Fonts
Installing RICHED20
Installing ActiveX MFC40
Installing DCOM98
Installing registry
[ OK ]

Installing Flash Player 9
Extracting files
Installing flash on ie6
[ OK ]

Installing IE 5.5
Copying ie6 installation
Extracting files
Installing registry
[ OK ]

Installing IE 5.0
Copying ie6 installation
Extracting files
Installing registry
[ OK ]

IEs 4 Linux installations finished!

To run your IEs, type:

If you have 5 minutes, help me translating IEs4Linux to your language.

That's it already.


5 Test

Now close the terminal window. On your desktop you should now see three Internet Explorer icons:

Now open each one (a test page from will load):

and go to Help -> About Internet Explorer in each of them to check the version. You should have the versions 6.0, 5.5, and 5.0 installled:

Internet Explorer 6.0:

Internet Explorer 5.5:

Internet Explorer 5.0:


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Submitted by Skeetch (not registered) on Wed, 2012-05-16 15:28.

Nice tutorial. Thank you.

 Although there's a step that for me it's important to proceed with the instalation.

When the window "configurando ttf-mscorefonts-installer" apears it's necessary to go to the end of page and press tab until <OK> turns red, then just press enter to proceed.

Submitted by jhon (not registered) on Fri, 2011-01-21 08:47.

The above mentioned commands worked but I run into a issue.  After launching IE, it automatically closes after few seconds.  Any solution for this.  Advance thanks.

Submitted by pablosz (not registered) on Fri, 2010-02-05 11:05.

I get this when I try to install ies4linux:

Gtk:ERROR:/build/buildd/gtk+2.0-2.18.3/gtk/gtktextview.c:3535:gtk_text_view_validate_onscreen: assertion failed: (text_view->onscreen_validated)
ui/pygtk/ line 6:  2794 Aborted                 python "$IES4LINUX"/ui/pygtk/

 Can anyone help?


Submitted by Fabiola (not registered) on Mon, 2010-04-26 21:36.
You can try this: ./ies4linux --no-gui
Submitted by Lucas (not registered) on Fri, 2009-03-20 20:15.
Thank you,

Before, i used the Virtual Box to work, because the system call web does not open in Firefox. Now with your solution is not more accurate.
Submitted by Biku (not registered) on Wed, 2008-12-17 19:06.

Thanks man your advice was very useful to me. I had problem on some site's because i was using Mozilla Firefox 3 & i wanted IE from windows.


Just for the record i'm not trying to make a windows look'a'like from my UBUNTU . I hate windows >:))

Submitted by Anonymous (not registered) on Mon, 2008-12-08 10:29.


       Thank you, it is very useful

Submitted by bobheaps (registered user) on Wed, 2007-08-01 18:36.

I tried to install a windows program in Linux and was told I Needed Explorer. I found all the help I needed in the How-To's. The install of Explorer 6 went flawlessly.
Thanks Falco