Wanting to run Internet Explorer on a GNU/Linux distribution like UbuntuLinux? Here’s one solution shared via the San Antonio Linux Users Group list:

I have a simple solution that let’s me easily run IE6 or IE7 on Linux. Install “playonlinux” (http://www.playonlinux.com/en/) and use it to easily install the IE6/7 tool.

You don’t have to own a Windows license to use PlayOnLinux. PlayOnLinux is based on Wine, and so profits from all its possibilities yet it keeps the user away from its complexity while exploiting some of its advanced functions. PlayOnLinux is a free software. PlayOnLinux uses Bash and Python

Internet Explorer 7 running via PlayonLinux on ubuntu:

Some information from the web site:

PlayOnLinux is a piece of sofware which allows you to easily install and use numerous games and softwares designed to run with Microsoft®’s Windows®.

Few games are compatible with GNU/Linux at the moment and it certainly is a factor preventing the migration to this system. PlayOnLinux brings an accessible and efficient solution to this problem, cost-free and rescpetful of the free softwares.


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