Install Internet Explorer 6 on Linux

Thanks to WINE, you can run Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 on Linux quite well by now. Techblogging shows us the instruction to install Internet Explorer 6 on Linux.

  • Get recent wine.
  • Add a new user named “windows” to your system.
  • Use gksu -u windows xterm to open a shell as the windows user.
  • Download dcom98.com and ie6setup.exe, save them to /tmp.
  • Type the following commands:
    cd
    wget http://www.kievinfo.com/2/ie6_overrides.reg
    wine regedit ie6_overrides.reg
    wine /tmp/dcom98.exe
    wine /tmp/ie6setup.exe
    exit
  • Now, you can run IE by following command:
    gksu -u windows wine C:\Program\ Files\Internet\ Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE

[via Techblogging]

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8 thoughts on “Install Internet Explorer 6 on Linux”

  1. Jesse,
    I really want it. Some of the apps at my office are IE specific. I have to login to reboot, rdekstop or vmware to other windows os just to use IE. Well if this really work I can mkefs /dev/hda1 …if you know what I’m saying :p

  2. I followed these instructions ‘exactly’ and I get an error message after entering the command (wine /tmp/dcom98.exe), it says that it can only be installed on windows 98. I run Suse 10.1. Anyone else had this problem?

  3. Jesse,
    I really want it. Some of the apps at my office are IE specific. I have to login to reboot, rdekstop or vmware to other windows os just to use IE. Well if this really work I can mkefs /dev/hda1 …if you know what I’m saying :p

  4. oh my god i’m so new to linux it’s not even funny. I know how to do a little bit but thats about it. i really need IE though. i’m not that much of a tutorial person…i need to hear and see to do complicated things like that, not just read and do. All well maybe i’ll try again later

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