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    I Installed IE8

    I first installed winetricks in order to install the following:

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    winetricks ie6 comctl32 comctl32.ocx corefonts gdiplus gecko msls31 msxml3 msxml4 msxml6 riched20 riched30 tahoma

    Then you can easily run the IE7 installer which you can download from Microsoft. It installs and runs successfully. Run it from "wine/crogram files/internet explorer/iexplorer.exe. Its a lil glitchy ofcource but it runs.

    Then I go to run the IE8 installer which you can also download from Microsoft. The installer starts up fine and runs. When it tries to install updates before install it fails and says "cannot install important update" or something like that. Then it asks if you want to manually download the file. if you click download it will open in IE7 if you installed it but you cant download it cause its not fully functional.

    Here is a link to the update necessary for IE8:

    http://mytopfiles.com/programs/file/...ENU/246359.htm

    After installing this you can then install IE8. My problem is that after it installs I try to run it from the same location mentioned above but nothing happens.

    So I was wondering if since I got this far then maybe someone who knows a lil more then I do can copy the steps and tell me if there is anything that can be done to make IE8 run after install or if maybe I should just wait for the final release.

    Any one wondering why I need IE8 at all The answer is partially just for the hell of it but also cause it helps wine sometimes like for combat arms. With this method combat arms runs and pretty good since I installed IE7 but the mouse still glitches. Maybe With IE8 combat arms as well as other programs can run with less glitches.

    Thanks in advance for any help.

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    Re: I Installed IE8

    you might want to use the [code] code for quoting commands :/

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    Re: I Installed IE8

    Thanks.....I know better for next time.

    Anyone have any advice for IE8

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    Re: I Installed IE8

    My only advice is don't bother for now. No version of IE has really worked with Wine since IE 5.5, other than by using IEs4Linux and IE8 currently has a "garbage" rating on Wine's AppDB. That may change as Wine develops, but for now you are likely wasting your time.

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    Re: I Installed IE8

    Quote Originally Posted by MasterPoulos89 View Post
    I first installed winetricks in order to install the following:

    code:
    winetricks ie6 comctl32 comctl32.ocx corefonts gdiplus gecko msls31 msxml3 msxml4 msxml6 riched20 riched30 tahoma

    Then you can easily run the IE7 installer which you can download from Microsoft. It installs and runs successfully. Run it from "wine/crogram files/internet explorer/iexplorer.exe. Its a lil glitchy ofcource but it runs.

    Then I go to run the IE8 installer which you can also download from Microsoft. The installer starts up fine and runs. When it tries to install updates before install it fails and says "cannot install important update" or something like that. Then it asks if you want to manually download the file. if you click download it will open in IE7 if you installed it but you cant download it cause its not fully functional.

    Here is a link to the update necessary for IE8:

    http://mytopfiles.com/programs/file/...ENU/246359.htm

    After installing this you can then install IE8. My problem is that after it installs I try to run it from the same location mentioned above but nothing happens.

    So I was wondering if since I got this far then maybe someone who knows a lil more then I do can copy the steps and tell me if there is anything that can be done to make IE8 run after install or if maybe I should just wait for the final release.

    Any one wondering why I need IE8 at all The answer is partially just for the hell of it but also cause it helps wine sometimes like for combat arms. With this method combat arms runs and pretty good since I installed IE7 but the mouse still glitches. Maybe With IE8 combat arms as well as other programs can run with less glitches.

    Thanks in advance for any help.
    It also nails the WINE defacto iexplore.exe to a cross and cremates it, i.e. its a very, very bad idea.
    Last edited by RaiCoss; March 9th, 2009 at 03:14 AM. Reason: CROSS not CROOS >,<

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    Re: I Installed IE8

    Thanks for the responses. I guess I'll wait for a better time.

    Unless anyone else has anything else to say.

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    Re: I Installed IE8

    Quote Originally Posted by MasterPoulos89 View Post
    Thanks for the responses. I guess I'll wait for a better time.

    Unless anyone else has anything else to say.
    any reason you want to use IE?
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    Re: I Installed IE8

    Quote Originally Posted by UbuntuNerd View Post
    any reason you want to use IE?
    IE doesnt have a bad gui.......


    i used to be a bg fan of ie7. but i think id rather have it for linux. id probably be faster than firefox on linux, heck firefox in Wine is faster than firefox native!

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    Re: I Installed IE8

    Maybe native Linux Firefox does run slow as people say, but for me it seems to run as good as anything else I've used including IE. The only think I've noticed to be a problem is the buggy Linux flash player, but I can deal with that. But that has nothing to do with why I'm trying to install IE8 on wine.

    As I said before, IE helps wine for certain things. After installing IE6 Combat Arms installs Flawlessly but doesn't run. After IE7 It runs but its a bit glitchy. Im wondering if IE8 will fix it if it can install properly. And if so then IE is definitely helping wine maybe even for different programs.

    I think Mac and Linux biggest problem is games because everything else pretty much has a way to be done natively.

    Microsoft Office is an other important program for any OS to have. I'm not saying Open Office Isn't just as good. But Microsoft office is pretty popular and .doc files are not fully compatible with Open Office. Microsoft Office 2000 installs pretty flawlessly and 2007 as well although 2007 crashes when I open a couple of menu files I made for my uncles restaurant. But you may not have those problems.

    Also Aim is another program that is not necessary but Pidgin And Kopete Don't really compare to aim. Aim does not work with wine. Not the recent versions anyway, I think 5.9 works but your better off with Pidgin or Kopete instead of Aim 5.9.

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    Re: I Installed IE8

    Honestly, I'm quite interested in getting IE8 working on Linux, just to see the rendering as I am conceiving a web site. IEs4linux seems pretty dead since 02/2008 on the blog. IE7 integration still in beta in the last version, and no information on a future IE8 integration.

    MasterPoulos89, considering your will to get MSOffice, AIM and IE8 working under Wine for a regular use, I think you don't get the good approach. I you want to get all Windows specific apps working on Linux, you'd better use a virtual machine with Windows inside Linux.

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