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    How to install Internet Explorer?

    Unfortunately, I need to use IE for some programs, but I am having problems installing it. I am trying to follow this page: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...ternetExplorer but when I try
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    sudo aptitude install wine cabextract
    I get
    Code:
    sudo: aptitude: command not found
    . Do I need to install Aptitude? I am not clear from this page:
    HTML Code:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/10.04/serverguide/aptitude.html
    What is the best way to install IE?

    I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

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    Re: How to install Internet Explorer?

    Try apt-get instead of aptitude.
    Aptitude isn't installed by default anymore.
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    Re: How to install Internet Explorer?

    No, you don't. I don't know why that page used aptitude, but the default package management software for Ubuntu is apt-get. You should be able to install those packages via:
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    sudo apt-get install wine cabextract
    I would expect the rest of the instructions to work, but I cannot be certain, as those instructions are 2 1/2 years old.
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    Re: How to install Internet Explorer?

    We should ask the developers of Internet Explorer to bring out a Ubuntu-compatible version of their product.
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    Re: How to install Internet Explorer?

    Quote Originally Posted by sha1sum View Post
    We should ask the developers of Internet Explorer to bring out a Ubuntu-compatible version of their product.
    About as likely as Microsoft giving away Windows 9 for free and as open source
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    Re: How to install Internet Explorer?

    Back on topic, please.
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    Re: How to install Internet Explorer?

    Quote Originally Posted by newb85 View Post
    would expect the rest of the instructions to work, but I cannot be certain, as those instructions are 2 1/2 years old.
    Yeah, it failed here:

    Code:
    a@b:~$ cd ies4linux-*
    a@b:~/ies4linux-2.99.0.1$ ./ies4linux
    IEs4Linux 2 is developed to be used with recent Wine versions (0.9.x). It seems that you are using an old version. It's recommended that you update your wine to the latest version (Go to: winehq.com).
    
    
    ies4linux-gtk.py: Fatal IO error 11 (Resource temporarily unavailable) on X server :0.
    What does this mean?

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    Re: How to install Internet Explorer?

    have you tried playonlinux instead? (has support for IE).
    There are a lot of posts around for this issue with ies4linux
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    Re: How to install Internet Explorer?

    The problem you're going to run into is that recent versions of IE (9 and higher) will NOT work in Wine, so you're relegated to older versions -- and these may not support the features that the websites need. Sorry, but if you have to rely on using IE, MS Windows is the only way to go.
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    Re: How to install Internet Explorer?

    In this Ask Ubuntu post, the top rated answer is someone suggesting using virtualization with VirtualBox, rather than Wine.

    http://askubuntu.com/questions/19042...tiple-versions

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