Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer 1.5 - Very limited HTML support.

Application Details:

Version: 1.5
License: Free to use
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.3.1

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Installation from installer executable on stock Wine drive. Web browsing as expected from IE 1.5 All user interface elements and dialogs.

What does not

Some errors thrown during installation which means that no entry is added to Program Manager.


What was not tested

Any plugins. Printing (printer dialog works, but I don't have a printer to test with).

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Odd looking at websites in such an old browser.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 04 20101.3.1Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
CurrentUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 09 20101.2-rc7Yes Yes GoldMichael Lancaster 
ShowsiduxSep 25 20091.1.29Yes Yes Goldphobie 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
19276 Internet Explorer 1.0 fails to install CLOSED FIXED View

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HowTo / Notes


This note was originally added to IE Version 5, but may be relevant to all versions.

Don't run IE on an RW mounted DOS partition !
Pretty problematic directory renaming/corruption can happen.
This seems to happen if Wine doesn't have access to certain Windows registry keys.
Renames e.g. "Program Files" to "$!$!$!$!.pfr" and does other horrible things.
BTW, it does not only happen with IE, as it seems to be a generic Windows Setup process of Explorer which is doing this, which can be launched under multiple circumstances.
To be safe, use a backup copy only, i.e. copy all relevant windows files over e.g. to an ext2 partition.