[sf-lug] IEs4Linux

Sameer Verma sverma at sfsu.edu
Thu Jan 24 20:39:04 PST 2008

Christian Einfeldt wrote:
> hi
> On Jan 24, 2008 6:44 PM, Alex Kleider <a_kleider at yahoo.com
> <mailto:a_kleider at yahoo.com>> wrote:
>     I've followed the steps to install InternetExplorer running under wine
>     as given on the web site.
> To those who might be inclined (justly so) to say "ick, I am not going
> to help anyone install Microsoft software on FOSS", please consider
> this background in Alex's case.  Humility probably prohibits Alex from
> saying that he is a neurosurgeon at a major Bay Area HMO.  He is
> trying to actually install IE as a workaround, because his employer
> requires IE only for the purpose of managing certain aspects of his
> neurology practice.  So any help we can give him will actually help
> him live more in a GNU Linux world, and less in a Windows world.  As
> you all know, Alex is really rolling up his sleeves and doing his
> level best to master various aspects of Linux admin skills.
> I learned all of this one time when Alex was kind enough to come visit
> our public middle school project, and was even more kind in picking me
> up from downtown so that we could go together to the school.
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If your "work" insists on IE it could be that it works in Firefox but
looks for the user agent. If the user agent is anything other than IE,
it refuses service. If that's the case, you can try to spoof your user
agent by using an extension in firefox that simply tells your system
that your browser is IE.


On the other hand, if your system relies on activeX, then you will need
a Windows-based IE install.


Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Information Systems
San Francisco State University
San Francisco CA 94132 USA

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