I wanted to test ShowMeDo‘s rendering on IE6. My Windows XP box uses IE7 and I figured my Ubuntu box could run IE6 via Wine…it turns out to be just a simple install step. I was up and running within 5 minutes.
First – install wine. Second, get the ies4linux installer and run it using their last instructions (their step 4):
tar zxvf ies4linux-latest.tar.gz
I had to run ./ies4linux three times to complete the installation, I chose IE6 with Flash. The installer visits microsoft.com to fetch the right versions of everything. It was installed (after the 3rd attempt) as an icon on my desktop and available via the command line: /home/ian/bin/ie6
I then used IE6 to visit windowsupdate.microsoft.com and it identified two updates, both ‘complete’ but upon returning to WindowsUpdate it flags one of them as still being required. My version of IE6 running on Ubuntu 7.10 is ‘Version: 6.0.2800.1106’.
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