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i used to use ietester in windows for testing site. but i found that it has no downloads for linux. is there any alternative for ietester in ubuntu.

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You might want to give IE NetRenderer a try. – Nathan Osman Nov 22 '11 at 21:26
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Install PlayOnLinux, and then use it to install IE7 and/or IE6.

  1. First: In software centre install playonlinux
  2. Open PlayOnLinux alt text
  3. Click install and choose internet alt text
  4. Choose the IE version you want and click apply alt text
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That's a nice solution, and is handy for a few other tools. – revnoah Sep 13 '14 at 3:04

Not really. And for fairly good reason.

IETester runs multiple versions of Internet Explorer. You can just about run IE in Wine but it's neither a pleasant experience (not that it is in Windows) or is it guaranteed to be representative of what Windows users are actually seeing.

Your best bet is to either outsource this sort of testing to something like BrowserShots et al either for free or a small amount of money each month (you often get what you pay for), or install something like VirtualBox and run a small virtual XP install when you want to test IE and Window's versions of other browsers.

I tend to do both:

  • I'll do initial development in native Firefox

  • Then I'll test in a VirtualBoxxed XP install, go back and make whatever fixes I need.

  • Then I ship the whole thing off to BrowserShots so I can see how it looks on other platforms at the same time.

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+1 for VirtualBox – user8290 Jan 10 '11 at 16:12
i use virtualbox and i tried in wine too but i was expecting if there is for ubuntu itself. thanks for your answer. – kamal Jan 10 '11 at 16:18
here is what i found but it has only ie 6. – kamal Jan 10 '11 at 16:28
i also found that we can test with – kamal Jan 10 '11 at 16:47
IE7 runs in wine. – Nathan Osman Jan 10 '11 at 17:19

Also have a look at linie, which looks promising and actively developed, although I haven't tried it.

share|improve this answer Free Windows virtual machines from Microsoft with a variety of IE versions available.

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an online tool provided by microsoft: browserstack which is 19$/Month but you can try the trial for a while.

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Best for who, Microsoft's accounting department? It would be helpful to mention that Browserstack is a closed-source, proprietary system with prices starting at $19/Month. Interesting service, but definitely not what I would call the 'best'. – Tom Brossman Sep 29 '13 at 9:42
How is a paid closed source the best? In a community where we prize freedom both in terms of liberty and price you need to justify that statement. – Warren Hill Sep 29 '13 at 10:39
Well apologies, my bad using "best". but still i think free trial worth a try – Sohail Sep 30 '13 at 9:00

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