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    Can the Internet Explorer 10 or IE10 be installed on Ubuntu?

    Hi guys,

    Trying to figure out whether the Internet Explorer 10, in short form IE10, can be installed on Ubuntu (or in the other version of Linux) or not? Has anyone tried it successfully. Can be installed in the first place?

    I have searched this topic on Google, but surprising did not find a single thing related to it.

    Kindly reply, this is my first post in the forum.

    Thanks

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    Re: Can the Internet Explorer 10 or IE10 be installed on Ubuntu?

    It will not natively run in Linux. You can give it a try in wine.

    Seeing the results for IE8 and IE9 ( http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManage...ication&iId=25 ), I think you're wasting your time
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    Re: Can the Internet Explorer 10 or IE10 be installed on Ubuntu?

    Why bother with Internet Explorer? Even on Windows, people are increasingly opting for Chrome (Chromium in Ubuntu repositories) or Firefox.

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    Re: Can the Internet Explorer 10 or IE10 be installed on Ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe999 View Post
    Hi guys,

    Trying to figure out whether the Internet Explorer 10, in short form IE10, can be installed on Ubuntu (or in the other version of Linux) or not? Has anyone tried it successfully. Can be installed in the first place?
    IE10 won't even run on Vista -- so it should be no surprise that you won't be able to use it in Linux.
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    Re: Can the Internet Explorer 10 or IE10 be installed on Ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
    IE10 won't even run on Vista -- so it should be no surprise that you won't be able to use it in Linux.
    There is too much hype around IE 10 and will be another version of IE that will be exposed to hackers and malicious users across the world. If you're already using Linux why degrade your system by going down to the lowly ranks of a Microsoft product such as IE?

    The world will be right when Linux becomes more widely used. I have seen the Windows 8 demo and I look forward to the discontent that many users will have with the new Windows. The days of XP are over and I think the changes made to the OS may be too drastic for a lot of your old school XP users.

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    Re: Can the Internet Explorer 10 or IE10 be installed on Ubuntu?

    Thanks you all for your replies guys. Appreciate it.

    I want Internet Explorer, particularly more secure IE 10, for XDK websites like this http://www.zerodha.com/back-office . Click the backoffice button, it will open in IE ONLY because it has something called XDK inbuilt.

    The link was just an example. There are other websites I know that use XDK, and Firefox, Chrome etc. have no alternative of it. I have already Googled about it.

    Can you suggest me a solution? I have very recently moved to Ubuntu.

    Thanks

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    Re: Can the Internet Explorer 10 or IE10 be installed on Ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe999 View Post
    ...

    I want Internet Explorer, particularly more secure IE 10, ...
    Can you suggest me a solution?...
    If you need IE10, then Ubuntu or Linux in general may not be for you. If you still want to keep Ubuntu, you could learn all about virtualization and install Windows 8 (with IE 10), if that is possible, in a virtual machine running on your Ubuntu OS.
    Otherwise, just use Windows 100% especially if you do a lot of work involving sites like those you mention.
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    Re: Can the Internet Explorer 10 or IE10 be installed on Ubuntu?

    Frankly any web site that is IE only, in today's world with many other browsers would not be a web site I used. I would be worried about all the other security issues that site might have.
    And Europe requires a browser selection screen when you boot Windows for the first time, so IE is not the only browser out there.
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    Re: Can the Internet Explorer 10 or IE10 be installed on Ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe999 View Post
    Thanks you all for your replies guys. Appreciate it.

    I want Internet Explorer, particularly more secure IE 10, for XDK websites like this http://www.zerodha.com/back-office . Click the backoffice button, it will open in IE ONLY because it has something called XDK inbuilt.

    The link was just an example. There are other websites I know that use XDK, and Firefox, Chrome etc. have no alternative of it. I have already Googled about it.

    Can you suggest me a solution? I have very recently moved to Ubuntu.

    Thanks
    You won't need IE to access this site. To avoid getting the message claiming you need IE, install the firefox plugin User Agent Switcher. With this plugin, you can "pretend" to be using Internet Explorer 7 on Vista and avoid the message. This just might work for any IE only site out there.

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