Works on some websites, such as Google (although it's extremely broken due to web standards changing, but this is not the fault of Wine). Options works, about screen works.
What does not
Pressing the back button crashes the browser. For some reason, it keeps opening the WineHQ home page and some images in Firefox. There are frequent errors relating to a folder which cannot be created.
Installer does not work, requiring the files to be extracted from the .CAB file. The program runs after doing so.
What was not tested
More websites could be tested.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Ubuntu 22.10 "Kinetic" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Feb 15 2023||8.0||No, but has workaround||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Jonathan Lopez|
|Show||Linux Mint 19.3 "Tricia"||Jun 25 2020||5.11||Yes||Yes||No||Silver||Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty|
|Show||macOS 10.14 "Mojave"||Feb 27 2020||5.0||No||Not installable||No||Garbage||Willy|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 21 2010||1.3.6||Yes||Yes||Gold||Ken Sharp|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Dec 05 2010||1.2.1||No||Not installable||Garbage||an anonymous user|
ÂMSIE 1.0 expects Windows 95, so you need to set Wine to Win95 mode in winecfg.
Then, you need to create a link called rundll.exe in system32 and link it to /usr/lib/wine/rundll32.exe.so.
$ ln -s /usr/lib/wine/rundll32.exe.so ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32/rundll.exe
You should now have a working Internet Explorer!
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.