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
IEsLinux beta version: installs Internet Explorer 5.5 and IE 6 on Linux, but also supports Internet Explorer 7
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