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Web development is not restricted to firefox and opera only. The browser statistics says around 21% of the people in the world still use Internet explorer. So it becomes mandatory to maintain a testing environment for internet explorer when carrying out web development in Linux.

inst1It is not possible to install IE directly but there are alternative packages already available that simulates different I.E. versions on Linux. The package you need to install is IEs4Linux. And to install this we need a supporting package called Wine. This software called wine simulates the dll environment of windows thus enabling us to install window based software’s on Linux operating system. To install Wine execute the following command.

sudo apt-get install wine cabextract binfmt-support

To learn the installation of IEs4linux click here.

Follow the steps carefully and enjoy the power of Internet explorer in Ubuntu.

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