[sf-lug] IEs4Linux

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Fri Jan 25 03:53:14 PST 2008

Quoting Christian Einfeldt (einfeldt at gmail.com):

> 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.  

IEs4Linux is a very cool hack, and I certainly see nothing at all wrong
with it.  CaptiveX... er, ActiveX is evil, but sometimes there's no way
around it, e.g., if someone says "Join our Webx conference", it's the 
ActiveX way or the highway.  

Can't run IEs4Linux on Xubuntu for PPC, though.  ;->  

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