IE Tester

I ran across this Windows program that is supposed to emulate all of the different versions of IE called IE TEster.  Will it work on Linux?  Halfway …

Well, you can download it from here:

Browser Compatibility Check for Internet Explorer Versions from 5.5 to 10

After downloading “install-ietester-v0.4.11.exe”, you are ready to start installing.  First, you want to make sure that you have wine installed.  If not, you can use Ubuntu Software Center or apt-get to install it.

Next, create your Wineprefix and switch to “Windows 7” with this command:

env WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.local/share/wineprefixes/ietester" winecfg

Now, you can run the installer like this:

env WINEPREFIX="~/.local/share/wineprefixes/ietester" wine  install-ietester-v0.4.11.exe

You should be able to walk through the installer without any problem.

At this point, you should be able to launch “IE Tester”.

IE 5.5 doesn’t work for me.  I get this error message:

Then, IE6, IE7, and IE8 all say the versions don’t exist.  Did it not install?

IE9 did work though!

For some reason, IE10 was grayed out.  I think I saw some instructions on the download page for installing it separately.

I tried using winetricks to install some of the IE versions that didn’t work, but that didn’t seem to make a difference.

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