This is an article relates to the series of the other articles concerning on installing Windows application inside Linux operating system’s environment. Read the article titled ‘Install PlayOnLinux on Ubuntu Linux 16.04‘ link to install PlayOnLinux first which is a utility used for further installation of Internet Explorer 8. As in the other article also has been written which is the Internet Explorer 7’s installation process titled ‘How to Install Internet Explorer 7 on Linux using PlayOnLinux‘ and it can be a useful reference.
The importance of installing another version of Internet Explorer which is newer than Internet Explorer 7 and in this context is the Internet Explorer 8 is shown in the image below :
Suddenly, while browsing using Internet Explorer 7 , it crashed and it is automatically shut off. So, instead of using unstable Internet Explorer 7 in Linux operating system, it has been decided to install the newer version of Internet Explorer hoping that it will run more stable. So, below is the installation steps of Internet Explorer 8 :
In this article, the description on how to install Internet Explorer 7 on Linux mainly Ubuntu Linux 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) will be delivered. As we already knew, the installation process cannot be instantly done since the application itself, in this case Internet Explorer 7 need to be emulated or to be executed with the help of other application, package or utilities.
Those application, package or utility will help Internet Explorer 7 to run under linux which is generally cannot be done in Linux variant operating system. One of the most popular tools recognized is ‘Wine’ and the other one recently acknowledge is ‘PlayOnLinux’.
To be able to install Internet Explorer 7, first of all, install PlayOnLinux in the host, workstation or server where is already installed Linux operating system but in the case of this article for an example, it is installed on Ubuntu Linux 16.04 (Xenial Xerus). The article can be found in the article titled ‘Install PlayOnLinux on Ubuntu Linux 16.04‘ link .
After successfully installed PlayOnLinux, run it so the following display of PlayOnLinux can be viewed :
PlayOnLinux is a utility which is categorized as tool provided to emulate or runing Windows application in Linux easily just like ‘Wine’ which is also considered as tool which has been used a lot before. In this article, there will be a short description about how to install PlayOnLinux on Ubuntu Linux 16.04 (Xenial Xerus).
To be able to install it, login as root or switch to root user to be able to install a new package or ulitity by typing the following command on bash prompt :