Internet Explorer is a Windows application and is not made available in other operating systems. You can run Windows in Linux as a guest operating system and then run Internet Explorer, or you can use wine which is an application developed specifically to run Windows application in Linux.

Internet Explorer could be installed in Linux using ies4linux script at the terminal.

Install Internet Explorer in Linux:

  1. Launch your preferred terminal application.
  2. Install wine and cabextract.
    $ sudo apt update && sudo apt install --assume-yes wine cabextract
  3. Download installer script from ies4linux.
    $ wget http://www.tatanka.com.br/ies4linux/downloads/ies4linux-latest.tar.gz
    --2019-08-27 16:08:05--  http://www.tatanka.com.br/ies4linux/downloads/ies4linux-latest.tar.gz
    Resolving www.tatanka.com.br (www.tatanka.com.br)... 69.163.217.24
    Connecting to www.tatanka.com.br (www.tatanka.com.br)|69.163.217.24|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 332341 (325K) [application/gzip]
    Saving to: `ies4linux-latest.tar.gz'
    
    100%[======================================>] 332,341      277K/s   in 1.2s
    
    2019-08-27 16:08:07 (277 KB/s) - `ies4linux-latest.tar.gz' saved [332341/332341]
  4. Extract downloaded script.
    $ tar -xf ies4linux-latest.tar.gz
  5. Execute installer script and follow the instruction.
    $ ies4linux-*/ies4linux

    Other options for installer:

    $ ies4linux-*/ies4linux --full-help
    Usage: ./ies4linux [OPTIONS]
    
    This script downloads and automagically installs multiple versions of
    Microsoft Internet Explorer on Wine.
    
    Without any option, IEs4Linux will:
    - install IE6
    - install Adobe Flash 9
    - create icons on Desktop and Menu
    - use folder: /home/user/.ies4linux
    
    You can configure other things:
    
    --install-ie55         Install IE5.5 in BASEDIR/ie55/
    --install-ie5          Install IE5 in BASEDIR/ie5/
    
    --install-corefonts    Install MS Core Fonts (corefonts.sf.net)
    
    --no-flash             Don't install Adobe Flash Player 9
    --no-ie6               Don't install IE 6
    
    --no-desktop-icon      Don't create an icon in Desktop
    --no-menu-icon         Don't insert icon on Menu
    
    --full-help            Display all possible options
    
    Configurations:
    
    --locale LOCALE        The locale for the installation [EN-US]
    --wget-flags FLAGS     Extra flags for wget [-c ]
    --list-locales         Display all possible locales and exit
    
    Directories:
    
    --basedir BASEDIR      Base location for installs [/home/user/.ies4linux]
    --bindir BINDIR        Location of your bin folder [/home/user/bin]
    --downloaddir DLDIR    Where downloads will go [BASEDIR/downloads]
    
    Other options:
    
    --no-gui               Don't show gui, perform an automatic installation
    --gui gtk|kommander    Force use of a specific user interface
    --no-color             Don't show colors
    --debug                Run in DEBUG mode
    --help / -h            Display help with simple options
    
    Beta options:
    
    --beta-install-ie7    Install Internet Explorer 7 (BETA INSTALLER!)
    
    IEs4Linux can do other useful (?!) things:
    
    --install-ie1         Install IE 1.0
    --install-ie15        Install IE 1.5
    --install-ie2         Install IE 2.0
  6. Choose Internet Explorer versions to install.
  7. Click Advanced to configure advanced options for the installer.
  8. Execute Internet Explorer launch script from the ~/bin/ folder.
    $ ~/bin/ie6

    Depending on installed versions, available launch scripts are ie5 and ie7

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