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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.

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Application Details:

Version: 6.0
License: Free to use
URL: http://www.microsoft.com/ie
Votes: 6
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.6-rc5

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Free Download Internet Explorer 6 (full) Free Download Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 (downloader) Free Download InstMsiA.exe for msls31.dll

Test Results

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What works

  • Installation with winetricks
  • Browsing
  • Security
  • Flash
  • What does not

  • Names of Favourites
  • Favourites
  • History
  • Printing (crash)
  • Search-function
  • Workarounds

    What was not tested

  • A lot
  • Hardware tested

    Graphics:

    • GPU:
    • Driver:

    Additional Comments

    Installed with winetricks, see HOWTO!

    selected in Test Results table below
    Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
    Workaround?
    RatingSubmitter
    ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 13 20131.6-rc5No Not installable GarbageKen Sharp 
    ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 21 20121.5.11No Not installable Garbagean anonymous user 
    ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 04 20121.5.5No Not installable Garbagean anonymous user 
    ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 22 20101.2-rc1Yes Yes SilverMichael Lancaster 
    ShowopenSUSE 11.2May 20 20101.1.44Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 

    Known Bugs

    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
    47276 NotImplementedException: The method or operation is not implemented. Source: System.Windows.Forms at System.Windows.Forms.UnsafeNativeMethods.IHTMLDocument2.GetMimeType() UNCONFIRMED View

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    HowTo / Notes

    HOWTO
    Winetricks Installation

    The best way to install IE 6 is to use winetricks!

    1. Download winetricks
      wget http://kegel.com/wine/winetricks
    2. Let winetricks install IE6
      WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine_ie6 sh winetricks -q ie6
    3. Start IE
      WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine_ie6 wine ~/.wine_ie6/drive_c/Program\ Files/Internet\ Explorer/IEXPLORE.EXE

    WARNING

    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.

    NOTE

    If you are using IEs4linux, please report all bugs to ie4linux's creators.

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