Internet Explorer 5.5, 6 and 7 on Linux with IEs4Linux

April 4th, 2008 by rvdavid Leave a reply »

Being a web developer, I need to make sure that the web pages I develop are rendered correctly (or in some cases “close enough” to correctly) across different browsers. Back when I was using Windows that wasn’t a problem for me, I can run all the major browsers for PC – Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, Mozilla’s Firefox Browser and Opera. I could test how the site looks on all three.

On Ubuntu linux however, it’s a different story. While the default browser for Ubuntu is Firefox and Canonical has a version of Opera in their repository, there is no linux native version for Internet Explorer. This would have been a problem had it not been for ies4linux.


With IEs4Linux you can run even older verisons of IE on any linux distro that can run Wine and just in the recent months there’s been .

You can check them out at on the following links:

IEs4Linux current version: installs Internet Explorer 5.5 and IE 6 on Linux
http://www.tatanka.com.br/ies4linux/page/Main_Page

IEsLinux beta version: installs Internet Explorer 5.5 and IE 6 on Linux, but also supports Internet Explorer 7
http://www.tatanka.com.br/ies4linux/page/Beta

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4 comments

  1. Cesar Noel says:

    Hi nice post and thanks for the info about IE4Linux. I’ve been using Ubuntu for I while I can’t use Firefox’s IE Tab on it because they lack the IE engine.

  2. Ben Rowe says:

    Hey RV!

    Is there any love for IE8 Beta?

  3. rvdavid says:

    no news on IE8 Beta unfortunately :) IE7 support itself is on beta so I think it may be a while.

  4. Ben Rowe says:

    I came across this the other day: http://www.my-debugbar.com/wiki/IETester/HomePage
    I wonder if this would work in wine?

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