I'm wondering how I would write a script that would launch a XP virtualbox & open Internet Explorer.

I replaced a HDD in a vaio notebook for my BIL [brother in law] & installed mint9[ubuntu10.04]. he's old & not very computer literate, so he's real happy & quickly joining this part of the century
he's a service technician & his companies website only works on IE

He does like the increased security of linux, especially since he's using public connections, I've explained it as the smae reasons Mac's don't get crud, holds true for linux

I have a nice fully updated [AVG security] XP virtual box I can install, but I know that if it is too complicated, he's gonna want me to reinstall win7 or xp