Running IE On Linux -- And Running Windows XP For Free (Sort Of)

Yes, I know the headline sounds like the fodder for a joke: "Run IE on Linux? Why would you want to?" But there are circumstances where it's unavoidable -- compatibility testing, or accessing IE-only sites without dual-booting -- and in the last few weeks I've come across a couple of interesting approaches to this issue.

The first approach is a script called IEs4Linux by Brazilian programmer Sérgio Luís Lopes Júnior, which is essentially a way to install IE from its original cabinet files and run it under Wine.