With purely wine: Nothing, error on install.
Under IEs4Linux's hack for IE7: The browser is able to start up, IE7 layout engine in the IE6 GUI, but has crippling bugs, along with settings issues.
What does not
With purely wine: Install, Browse, neither work.
Under IEs4Linux's hack for IE7: Browsing doesn't work very well, prone to crashing failure.
What was not tested
Under IEs4Linux: Ability to change browser settings, Install Add-ons and the like.
Wish there was a solution here, to allow webdesign on Linux to be able to be tested cross-browser.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Fedora 25 x86_64||Apr 06 2017||1.8.7||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Bert|
|Show||Fedora 17 x86_64||Sep 20 2012||1.5.11||No, but has workaround||Yes||Bronze||Henry Kroll|
|Show||Fedora 17||Dec 28 2012||1.4.1||No||Not installable||Garbage||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||May 23 2012||1.5.4||Yes||No||Garbage||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 01 2011||1.3.10||Yes||Yes||Bronze||spEctoRius|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|23134||iexplore does not correctly detect proxy details||NEW||View|
|30870||Microsoft Internet Explorer 7: https://gmail.com can log in, but can't display standard view?||NEW||View|
|34047||IE7 reports lookup failure before the main window opens||NEW||View|
|34049||IE7 does not navigate to web pages or obey home page setting||NEW||View|
winetricks ie7The install seems flaky, so if it hangs or crashes, try it again.
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.