Internet Explorer in Ubuntu Linux

As a web application developer, we have to support our application in every (at least recognized) web browsers. That’s why after developing our application, we have to check it in Internet Explorer. And we all know well, if there is the worst browser, then it is IE. However, we need to install IE in Ubuntu linux to check our application properly. Here is a way:

  1. First install wine. sudo get-apt install wine
  2. Next install cabextract. sudo get-apt install cabextract
  3. Now download ies4linux. You could download it by running this command .
  4. Unzip the file. tar zxvf ies4linux-latest.tar.gz
  5. Go to the directory. cd ies4linux-*
  6. Run the application. ./ies4linux

You could install IE 5.5, 6 and 7. I successfully installed IE 6.

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  • kynangtinhoc
    July 14, 2008 at 12:52 am

    Thanks you for the great post

  • nagarajan
    December 4, 2008 at 1:09 pm


    Thanks for your instruction to Install IE in Ubunthu Linux System.

    I have followed as per the instruction.

    But I am getting error while installing. I am using ubunthu 8.10

    “An error occured when trying to cabextract some files.”

    Please suggest me to continue.

    Thanks and regards,