Tuesday, 26 August 2008

IE (Internet Explorer)

In my enthusiasm to move full-time to Linux I missed a crucial element of my system: IE!
Kinda useful to have for testing my sites (as I discovered recently when I used another machine to check the notoriously awkward in IE float properties of <img>!).

Yes, I know IE is a MS/Windows product

I've now got IEs4Linux running now on FC8 sans-problem.
Had a few issues to start with, first off IE7 crashed the installer. Untick the option for IE7 and it installed no problem.

Launch it from command line, and I get some version of IE seeming to appear.

Apparently IE4linux runs IE5 & 6.

Couple of issues though -
Seems to open a window with no address bar/menus/navigation buttons, is that normal?!
How do I specify which IE to launch?
No IE 7 (is 8 out yet?).

I need alternative way of using IE7+. Is the only option a windows box (kinda defeats the whole point of moving to Linux!) or is there some other option?

VM of some sort running windows?

Ideas on a postcard please!
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