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    Emulating Internet Explorer on Linux


    Has anybody ever tried to emulate Microsoft Internet Explorer on The Debian kernel and what was the out come of it?

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    I've done it, using a bit of software called CrossOver Office.

    Also ran windows update within it.

    Worked fine.

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    above is the screenshot I took.

    Distro: Xandros (Debian Based)

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    Thanks

    I am also using Crossover Office, but for some reason (could be because of a proxy server) when I tri and view web pages IE bombes out. One of the apps that I am testing Linux on is Magic self services desk, which is helpdesk software that is VBscript and internet based. Every time I open the Magic interface on Linux, IE freezes up on me. Any ideas?

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    unfortunately I installed IE6 as I hated firefox , I have no real technical knowledge on why it would crash on your system.

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    No Problem

    Thanks again. I figured out that most of my problems are with DNS, so internet browsing is fine now. I just need to get my little Magic problem sorted out. This is a real learning curve as I am a Microsoft specialist with about a weeks working Linux knowledge.

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    Firefox isn't the only browser for Linux, but it's easily the best, and almost any browser is better than IE, so any specific reason you want IE so badly? Unless you need to access ActiveX sites or want to see how a webpage views via IE, or to get some other windows app that depends on IE to work, it's pretty silly to want to install it with so many better options (mozilla, firefox, opera, galeon, etc.).
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    The Company that i work for uses a McAfee product Called Magic. It is used to log helpdesk calls, Track technicians, Check up on our knowledge base and more. The problem is that the software works through Internet Explorer because of VBscript and all the other things that make Microsoft software so special. If I had a choice I would much rather go with Mozilla or Firefox. But unfortunately Magic is prohibiting me from doing this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stormblazer
    Firefox isn't the only browser for Linux, but it's easily the best, and almost any browser is better than IE, so any specific reason you want IE so badly? Unless you need to access ActiveX sites or want to see how a webpage views via IE, or to get some other windows app that depends on IE to work, it's pretty silly to want to install it with so many better options (mozilla, firefox, opera, galeon, etc.).
    See your PM matey

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    [quote="M3ta7h3ad"IWish: the beauty of linux is having the option to use whatever software you choose, if IE works for you then fantastic, I used it as it fitted with my needs as well[/quote]

    There's truth in your saying, but I really dont understand people that always complain about M$ and there ****** soft, but STILL try on many ways to port all M$ product under linux.. I personnaly think this isnt correct...
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