Installing Internet Explorer on Linux

To install Internet Explorer 6 on a Linux distribution, follow the instructions here.

Here is a shell script I use to quickly install Internet Explorer 6 (EN-US locale) with the Flash 9 plug-in. It works on at least the Ubuntu and Fedora distributions. The wine and cabextract packages must be installed before running the script.

install_ie6.sh

#!/bin/sh

IE_URI=http://www.tatanka.com.br/ies4linux/downloads/ies4linux-latest.tar.gz
IE_TGZ=${IE_URI##*/}

wget $IE_URI && IE_DIR=$(tar ztf $IE_TGZ | cut -d/ -f1 | tail -n1) && \
tar zxf $IE_TGZ && $IE_DIR/ies4linux --no-gui && rm -rf $IE_DIR && rm $IE_TGZ

Installing Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0.5 plug-in

To install the Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0.5 plug-in after installing Internet Explorer 6 above, run the following commands:

$ wget http://ardownload.adobe.com/pub/adobe/acrobatreader/win/5.x/rp505enu.exe && \ WINEPREFIX=~/.ies4linux/ie6/ wine rp505enu.exe

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