Sites that require Internet Explorer

NoOp glgxg at
Thu Jan 22 02:35:02 UTC 2009

On 01/21/2009 06:22 PM, Joel Goguen wrote:
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> Robert Hodgins wrote:
>> On Wed, 2009-01-21 at 20:59 -0500, Pete Holsberg wrote:
>>> What do Linux users do to access sites tht requite Internet Explorer?
>>> Thanks.
>> I've heard of some people using ie4linux:
>> Haven't used it myself.
> I've used this before.  Works pretty good, but I can't get IE7 working.
>  It's still beta, and it's a hack, so that's pretty much expected :)
> Some people are also having problems downloading everything and getting
> it installed.  The GUI crashes, I found the simplest thing was to run
> "./ies4linux --no-gui --install-corefonts" and it typically works a lot
> better than the GUI installer.  I don't know if this is still the case,
> but at one point this would validate as Genuine Windows for those pesky
> downloads at that force you to validate Windows.  I think
> MS is checking for some registry key or another now though, not
> completely certain where this is at.

Agree. Had to install ies4linux on my son's computer as some sites
(military believe it or not) that he had to access would only accept IE.
Tried spoofing w/Fx and SeaMonkey (I'm pretty well versed on that) and
the sites still wouldn't take it. So ies4linux & that resolved the
  Had to laugh; last time I visited during the holidays I updated his
wife's computer from Gutsty to Hardy. As I was doing this he asked if I
could take a look at his laptop because it was running way too slow...
  Turns out that he'd installed Windows XP on it because "that's what
they use at work" (military again). I spent about an hour cleaning it up
a little & told him that if he wanted me to do any more on it (in WinXP)
that I'd charge him my standard customer rates. Needless to say, his
wife is happy as a clam with her Hardy system & son is muttering nasty
things about me and his *slow* laptop :-)

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