Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer 5.5 (Released: July 2000)

Application Details:

Version: 5.5
License: Free to use
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.3.6

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With the commands from the winetricks ie6 installer I was able to install the ie5.5 but it crashes shortly after startup...

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 21 20101.3.6Yes Yes BronzeA Wine user 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 09 20101.2-rc7Yes No GarbageMichael Lancaster 
CurrentsiduxSep 26 20091.1.29No Not installable Garbagephobie 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 13 20091.1.25No Not installable GarbageKen Sharp 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 29 20081.1.7Yes Yes GoldJustin Soulia 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
1136 No dialogArguments in modelessDialog in Internet Explorer CLOSED FIXED View
3753 IE 5.5 and IE 6 crash when trying Yahoo! music CLOSED WORKSFORME View
5223 Internet Explorer doesnt work (shlwapi and shdocvw error) CLOSED FIXED View
5644 Internet Explorer 5.5 and other wrong activex or js rendering problem CLOSED ABANDONED View
6404 Tooltips shown as windows "blocking" cursor in IE CLOSED FIXED View
10198 IE’s writing-mode:tb-rl (CJK-style vertical text layout) renders fullwidth characters rotated when it should not CLOSED FIXED View
15666 IE5.5 crash in TOOLBAR_AddStringW (browselc.dll is missing) CLOSED INVALID View
25400 Internet Explorer 4 and 5.x installers complain "cannot find WINDOWS.HLP" NEW View
25432 Internet Explorer 6, 5.5, and 5.0 fail to install without native inseng CLOSED INVALID View

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HowTo / Notes

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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.