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
Flash renders badly (animation works, but parts are missing). Sometimes the panels for Search/Favorites/Media do not appear, nut render on second attempt. Does not install an entry in the Wine Program menu. Installation by installer EXE.
What was not tested
Silverlight, Java, ActiveX.
Perfectly usable for testing standards-based websites for use on IE6, which should be the only reason anyone ever installs IE6 on Wine.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||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|
|Current||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|
|47276||NotImplementedException: The method or operation is not implemented. Source: System.Windows.Forms at System.Windows.Forms.UnsafeNativeMethods.IHTMLDocument2.GetMimeType()||UNCONFIRMED||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.