How To Install Internet Explorer 6/7 On Fedora 10/11

Author: Athmane Madjoudj < athmanem at gmail dot com >

This document describes how to install the Internet Explorer (IE) 6 or 7 or both on Fedora 10 or 11 using IEs4Linux package. Some Web developers and designers (and rarely users) need to view their pages on IE for testing purpose (and see how CSS / JavaScript behaves).


1 Preliminary Note

Please, don't use IE for daily Internet surfing, instead use a cross platform browser such Firefox (foss) or Opera (freeware).


2 Needed Packages

Let's install some needed packages

yum install wine cabextract


3 Installation

cd /tmp 
tar xvfz ies4linux-latest.tar.gz
cd ies4linux-*

./ies4linux # for GUI wizard may crash on Fedora

./ies4linux --no-flash --no-desktop-icon --no-menu-icon --no-gui # CLI more stable on Fedora

./ies4linux --no-flash --no-desktop-icon --no-menu-icon --no-gui --beta-install-ie7 # Same as above but with IE7 support (beta)

To enable desktop and menu icon just remove --no-desktop-icon --no-menu-icon arguments.


4 Access

All IEs4Linux files are located in ~/.ies4linux/

To launch IE6:


To launch IE7 (if installed):



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