Internet Explorer 6
Provides a flexible and reliable browsing experience with enhanced Web
privacy features for all Windows users.
This version includes a full installation of the Web browser and the most recent version of Outlook Express, the e-mail client that is included with Internet Explorer.
What does not
What was not tested
Figuring out which of the many overrides may actually help.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Rating||Submitter|
|Current||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 13 2013||1.6-rc5||No||Not installable||Garbage||Ken Sharp|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Aug 21 2012||1.5.11||No||Not installable||Garbage||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 04 2012||1.5.5||No||Not installable||Garbage||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||May 22 2010||1.2-rc1||Yes||Yes||Silver||Michael Lancaster|
|Show||openSUSE 11.2||May 20 2010||1.1.44||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|5989||Cannot run uninstall for IE6||NEW||View|
|22603||IE6 can't print at all.||NEW||View|
|23134||iexplore does not correctly detect proxy details||NEW||View|
|27428||Internet Explorer 6 'internet options' crashes on unimplemented function inetcpl.cpl.AddInternetPropertySheetsEx (undocumented)||NEW||View|
|27429||Drop-down list search auto-select not working in IE6||NEW||View|
|29986||IE6 and IE4 have greenish toolbar icons||NEW||View|
The best way to install IE 6 is to use winetricks!
WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine_ie6 sh winetricks -q ie6
WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine_ie6 wine ~/.wine_ie6/drive_c/Program\ Files/Internet\ Explorer/IEXPLORE.EXE
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.
If you are using IEs4linux, please report all bugs to ie4linux's creators.