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Re: [SLUG] IE running on Linux - Suggestions
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] IE running on Linux - Suggestions
- From: Phil Scarratt <fil@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun Mar 16 16:07:02 2003
- Organization: Draxsen Technologies
- User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.0.1) Gecko/20020823 Netscape/7.0
Adam W wrote:
One of the biggest factors of me crossing over to full time linux, at
work and at home is the ability to run IE(please no flames). I just get
really frustrated going to websites that run perfectly on IE, and seeing
them all jumbled up on opera/mozilla or whatever because they don't
support HALF the amount of functions IE has implemented e.g go to
ninemsn.com.au, www.msn.com, www.microsoft.com sorry cant remember any
non-ms sites :).
This is not intended to be a flame, I can sympathise - there are a LOT
of websites out there written for IE and not HTML. In spite of that I
use Netscape 7, which seems to work OK for me.
I read an article not too long ago that detailed a situation where one
of the MSN sites was feeding the Opera browser something different to
what it fed IE, so as to deliberately make them look stuffed, even
though copying the files fed to IE and looking at them with Opera worked
fine. Just another fine example of M$ strategy...I'll see if I can dig
up the article....
It was a reference on another article I read (rather long but
interesting read) http://www.aaxnet.com/editor/edit029.html. The Opera
thing is http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/6/29219.html and
I have been messing around with running IE using WINE, but after I got
past a couple SHLWAPI.DLL not found and the like, when I run 'wine
iexplore.exe' it just thinks for a bit and then returns to the prompt...
I have had a peep at crossover office/plugin - how well does this work??
I am really only looking to get IE running nicely. I don't want to spend
my US$60 to find that it works for most, but not for me. It's a real
pitty they don't have a demo release! Or not one that I can find!
Maybe someone can suggest another way of running IE?? I don't want to
run any sort of VM - I just want to run a single app.
A contributing factor to wine not working for me I think is the fact
that I run win2k on the other partition I was trying to run IE off -
everyone posting on the wine forums seemed to be running win95/98
BTW, I'm running MDK9.0, 1Ghz PIII-M, 256MB RAM - power shouldn't be a
Any appropriate suggestions would be greatly appreciated.