You decided to switch desktops to Linux and now you can’t access your office IE only intranet. What do you do?
Well, you could IEs4Linux on WINE. WINE is a opensource Windows API implementation for the Linux platform and IEs4Linux is the “installer” which will download, install and get IE to work with WINE.
- Add the WINE repository for openSUSE 10.3.
YaST2 -> Software -> Software Repositories.
- Install the WINE and cabextract package.
YaST2 -> Software -> Software Management.
- Download IEs4Linux from here or use the command line method shown below.
- Extract and run the IEs4Linux installer. You don’t need to be root for this.
tar zxvf ies4linux-latest.tar.gz cd ies4linux-* ./ies4linux
That’s it, enjoy your IE in Linux but note the there is no support for streaming video, currently only flash is supported.
Once you’re bored (like I did) then it’s time to get rid of IE, here’s how you’ll do that since there is no uninstaller for IEs4Linux.
[email protected]:~> rm -rf ~/.ies4linux/ [email protected]:~> rm -rf ~/bin/ [email protected]:~> rm -rf ~/Desktop/ies4linux-ie6.desktop