Installing with winetricks. Using the browser with process separation disabled. Some rendering is correct. Flash plugin, help, about screen, compatibility view, and at least very basic usage of internet options and developer tools work. No issues with tabs, view source, or opening a new window. Fullscreen works, but returning to non-fullscreen view will leave some visual artifacts.
What does not
The browser produces crash dialogs without actually crashing sometimes. Right-clicking on a webpage usually hangs the browser (though I saw it work once). Favorites don't really work. Manually checking a website with the smartscreen filter never seems to complete. Toolbars have some display issues. History doesn't seem to be saved. InPrivate browsing and adding a new search provider don't work. The browser gets quite laggy on some pages. Some web pages and images are displayed incorrectly.
What was not tested
Printing, plugins other than Flash, InPrivate filtering, running the browser without answering no to or disabling all optional settings during installation and first run, web slices, suggested sites, and there are probably other things I overlooked.
Internet options and developer tools were only briefly tested.
To make the browser usable, you need to add a new value to the registry with regedit. Navigate to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/Main Add a new DWORD value there named TabProcGrowth with the value 0 (which should be the default). Adding a native override for wininet may prevent a few cases of lag. I disabled everything that can be disabled from the first-run dialog - I don't know whether this is really necessary to run the browser or not.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Linux Mint 20.2 "Uma"||Dec 10 2021||6.23||No||Not installable||No||Garbage||Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty|
|Show||Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Dec 21 2018||4.0-rc2-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Bronze||Robin|
|Show||PC-BSD 10.0 (64-Bit)||May 19 2014||1.7.15||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 28 2014||1.6.2||Yes||Yes||Garbage||an anonymous user|
|Show||Linux Mint 15 "Olivia"||Sep 19 2013||1.6||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|9727||Multiple applications fail to show HTML dialog due to 'mshtml.ShowHTMLDialog' being a stub (OPML, Intuit QuickBooks Free / Akamai Download Manager, DotNet VersionCheck)||NEW||View|
|23134||iexplore does not correctly detect proxy details||NEW||View|
|25648||ie8 does not navigate to web pages or obey home page setting||NEW||View|
|29249||iexplore fails to load ftp.adobe.com||NEW||View|
|29590||Search results do not update on webpage (IE8)||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|30107||IE8 buttons bar doesn't have background under several buttons||NEW||View|
|34025||IE8 help exits silently||NEW||View|
|34026||IE8 help pages are blank||NEW||View|
|37421||Internet Explorer 8: crashes on startup||UNCONFIRMED||View|
1. Copy and paste the following into a terminal:
cat > /tmp/IE8.reg <<EOF
2. Run winetricks -q urlmon mshtml
This may work, it may not. Try winetricks.