How to install Internet Explorer 8 on Ubuntu Linux using Wine

You can find the instructions below to run Internet Explorer 8 on Ubuntu Linux. This tutorial avoids using PlayOnLinux.

Step-by-step Instructions

1. Install Wine

Instructions may vary depending on your Ubuntu Linux version, so I recommend checking the official documentation for Ubuntu:

PlayOnLinux used for this program Wine version 1.7.22.

2. Download Internet Explorer 8 installer

Download file “windowsxp-kb936929-sp3-x86-enu c81472f7eeea2eca421e116cd4c03e2300ebfde4.exe” (316.4 MB)

3. Optional: Download .NET Framework 4.0 installer

Download file “dotNetFx40_Full_x86_x64.exe” (48.1 MB)

4.- Optional: Download Microsoft Silverlight installer

Download file “Silverlight.exe”

5.- Install Internet Explorer from Wine

Right click on installer file and select “Open with Wine Windows Program…”.

6.- Optional: Install .NET Framework 4.0

Right click on installer file and select “Open with Wine Windows Program…”.

7.- Optional: Install Microsoft Silverlight

Right click on installer file and select “Open with Wine Windows Program…”.

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