Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Internet Explorer 7 in Ubuntu Natty

I installed IE7 in Natty so I could do some cross-browser testing. I use PlayOnLinux to automate the installation under Wine. PlayOnLinux supports several Windows browsers. Alternatively I could have run Windows in a virtual machine.

  1. Download and install PlayOnLinux.
    $ wget -q "http://deb.playonlinux.com/public.gpg" -O- | sudo apt-key add -
    $ sudo wget http://deb.playonlinux.com/playonlinux_natty.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list
    $ sudo apt-get update
    $ sudo apt-get install playonlinux
  2. Run PlayOnLinux.
    $ playonlinux&
  3. Click the Install button.
  4. Choose Internet Explorer 7 from the Internet section.
  5. Click the Apply button.
  6. Follow the installation instructions.
    • If asked, do not download updates for the malicious software removal tool.
    • I chose to "restart later".
  7. Internet Explorer 7 is now available as an application that can be clicked on and run within PlayOnLinux.

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