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.