I recently tried to install Internet Explorer in Ubuntu 12.04 with the help of Wine. I did the following:

  1. I downloaded IE 8 for Vista. It installed, but did not work properly.
  2. I could not figure out how to exactly uninstall it, so I deleted the IE folder. Then I downloaded IE 7 for XP. However it did not install completely.
  3. But now I figured out how to uninstall a Wine software. So I removed Internet Explore through Wine. Then I tried to install IE 10 for 8.

It now gives me an error message: Internet explorer did not finish installing. What should I do now?


Internet explorer doesn't work well in wine.

Use VirtualBox and the VMs from IE Virtual tools.


As you can see on WineHQ, the ratings for Internet Explorer in Wine are very bad. Quite simply, Internet Explorer is not expected to work well in Wine, unless you are trying to run Internet Explorer 3.01 for Windows 3.11, which actually has a "Gold" rating (the next best one).

I would suggest you install something like VirtualBox and actually run Windows within Ubuntu instead, that way you'll be running Internet Explorer natively which will work a lot better than running it with Wine.

Also, see this possible duplicate question: How to install Internet Explorer (multiple versions)?

  • With the Virtual Machine, you can get one (or more) from here – Wilf Feb 25 '14 at 15:03

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