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).
Odd looking at websites in such an old browser.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 04 2010||1.3.1||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Current||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 09 2010||1.2-rc7||Yes||Yes||Gold||Michael Lancaster|
|Show||sidux||Sep 25 2009||1.1.29||Yes||Yes||Gold||phobie|
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.