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    I may need IE...


    ...only because another application I use says it "requires" IE 5.5 or higher. This is a job-specific application that I can't do without; however, it also says it could alternately use Netscape 6.2+.
    After reading many posts on this and other forums, it seems IE can be a ***** to install.
    Might I have better luck with Netscape?

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    well go for it, besides if IE is too hard to install then just get betscape
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    yeah, especialy b/c netscape is can be installed nativly to linux, w/o wine or another emulator, but try mozilla and firefox first, as they are strongly rooted in netscape (one of them is the product of the ex-netscaped development team).
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    i think its mozilla. i see alot of netscape stuff on it
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    they are verysimilar, did it work?
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    If someone is still reading this,
    I need wine for this other app that uses either IE or Netscape - does that imply that they must both be under fake_windows? That is, if I'm running this app from fake-windows, won't it need the browser's components in the same place vs. just using a natively installed browser?

    Also, I played with IE under wine - I'll start a different thread on that.
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    Re: I may need IE...

    Quote Originally Posted by NautiLivin
    ...only because another application I use says it "requires" IE 5.5 or higher. This is a job-specific application that I can't do without; however, it also says it could alternately use Netscape 6.2+.
    After reading many posts on this and other forums, it seems IE can be a ***** to install.
    Might I have better luck with Netscape?

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    Hi have you already tried Opera?
    Ok if Netscape works fine it is probably the better choice, but if you have problems with a site which is optimized for IE maybe you have better luck with opera. I heard that it can simulate both browsers (Netscape and IE).

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    If IE is a must for work or a specific job then cough up and buy the Crossover Office plugin thingy from codeweavers. IE works a treat with that. And they donate code to the wine project.
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    agreed, should opera/mozilla/firfox/netscape fail again has netscape under linux given you actual problems? it will work nativly. Also if possible, try to find out exactly what this program needs out of the browser, is it just styling rules, javascript?
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