Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Running Microsoft Internet Explorer on Linux
This is a short introduction to a more in-depth article I'm writing about Running Microsoft Internet Explorer on Linux, covering Fedora Core and Ubuntu releases (you may run any other Microsoft Windows application as well, not just Internet Explorer).
You may wonder why, if you can run Firefox.
Well, there's a huge list of reasons, but on top of this list is: because some important sites are designed like crap and you can't use Firefox to access them.
This is a reason.
You can use Wine, Crossover Office, but personally I think that you extend your agony.
Do you need Flash 8 on Linux ?
Flash 9 ?
This is a way.
The solution uses rdesktop 1.5.0 with seamless window support, Cendio's seamlessrdpshell, Microsoft Windows XP, and VMware Workstation (but can also be applied to the free VMware Player or Server).
I'm also using some Python scripts and devilspie to modify some windows.
More on this next on this blog.