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    Question Need Internet Explorer 7 or 8 to be working on Opensuse 11.1

    Hi, I'm needing Internet Explorer 7-8 to access 1 web site (there had to be one and I need to access it.) I have installed the ies4linix which has successfully got Explorer 6 working, but the beta for 7 doesn't work.
    The Explorer 7 opens up fine, the world spins around and at the bottom of the page the solid blue gets half way and stops. I don't know what to do next.
    Has anyone successfully got Explorer 7 or 8 working on 11.1? If so can you let me know how you did it?
    Thank you in advance.
    Adam

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    Smile Re: Need Internet Explorer 7 or 8 to be working on Opensuse 11.1

    Now if I really wanted to run Internet Explorer inside of openSUSE, I would do so in a VM and with an AntiVirus loaded, even a free one. Did you know that you can get infected with a virus when running Internet Explorer in Linux? If it is in a VM and assuming you did not map real local drives to it, any damage is kept within the Virtual session. I suggest you look at the following article on how to setup a VM in openSUSE 11.3 and consider using Windows Vista or Windows 7 in a VM session. IE7 8 or 9 will work just fine, as you require, while being saved from viruses.

    Think about it...

    Installing VMware server or workstation on SLE11 SP1 or openSUSE 11.3

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    Default Re: Need Internet Explorer 7 or 8 to be working on Opensuse 11.1

    Quote Originally Posted by jdmcdaniel3
    Now if I really wanted to run Internet Explorer inside of openSUSE, I
    would do so in a VM and with an AntiVirus loaded, even a free one. Did
    you know that you can get infected with a virus when running Internet
    Explorer in Linux? If it is in a VM and assuming you did not map real
    local drives to it, any damage is kept within the Virtual session. I
    suggest you look at the following article on how to setup a VM in
    openSUSE 11.3 and consider using Windows Vista or Windows 7 in a VM
    session. IE7 8 or 9 will work just fine, as you require, while being
    saved from viruses.

    Think about it...

    'Installing VMware server or workstation on SLE11 SP1 or openSUSE 11.3'
    (http://tinyurl.com/29dowju)

    Thank You,

    Hi
    The OP is using 11.1, but a virtual machine or crossover office would
    work. Run clamav over the install directory.

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    Default Re: Need Internet Explorer 7 or 8 to be working on Opensuse 11.1

    Thank you very much for the suggestion. I'm going to look into it, can you stick around in case I have another question?

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    Default Re: Need Internet Explorer 7 or 8 to be working on Opensuse 11.1

    If you have a install disk for XP or other win. Install it in a VM
    Virtual Box (Sun Version) Install HowTo

    You would need this repo to add

    Code:
    zypper ar -f http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/rpm/opensuse/11.1 virtualbox
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    Default Re: Need Internet Explorer 7 or 8 to be working on Opensuse 11.1

    Quote Originally Posted by adstaryoung View Post
    Hi, I'm needing Internet Explorer 7-8 to access 1 web site (there had to be one and I need to access it.)
    Unfortunately there are more than one. If you cannot avoid this kind of sites, VirtualBox - as already suggested - will let you install Windows in a virtual machine: it's like a computer inside your computer, works perfectly (assuming you have enough RAM - at the very least 1 GB).

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    Default Re: Need Internet Explorer 7 or 8 to be working on Opensuse 11.1

    On 2010-09-30 03:36, jdmcdaniel3 wrote:

    > Did
    > you know that you can get infected with a virus when running Internet
    > Explorer in Linux?


    And infect what? :-o

    iexplorer itself, perhaps the local home wine...

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    Smile Re: Need Internet Explorer 7 or 8 to be working on Opensuse 11.1

    And infect what? :-o

    iexplorer itself, perhaps the local home wine...

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    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    Every file that can be accessed by your Windows program. In a VM, you can blow the world apart should this happen, but don't forget about mapping real drives to virtual sessions. In Wine, all files in the emulator it can find and recognize. Carlos, this is no joke at all. I consider any attempt to run Windows programs in Linux as an invitation to become infected by a virus. It has occurred to me before.

    If you want to run Windows programs that can access the internet, then use Windows Virus protection or stop screwing around with it!

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    Carlos E. R. NNTP User

    Default Re: Need Internet Explorer 7 or 8 to be working on Opensuse 11.1

    On 2010-10-01 02:06, jdmcdaniel3 wrote:
    >
    >> And infect what? :-o
    >>
    >> iexplorer itself, perhaps the local home wine...



    > Every file that can be accessed by your Windows program.


    Not really.

    Everyfile on which it has write permission, which in Linux means not programs, they belong to root.
    Thus, no harm to the system.

    Only that part in the user's home can be affected (it better be a sacrificial user, with no
    documents or things). And that means data, and code only if it is in a windows executable format -
    not ELF code, for example. Not yet, anyway.

    > In a VM, you
    > can blow the world apart should this happen, but don't forget about
    > mapping real drives to virtual sessions. In Wine, all files in the
    > emulator it can find and recognize. Carlos, this is no joke at all. I
    > consider any attempt to run Windows programs in Linux as an invitation
    > to become infected by a virus. It has occurred to me before. *


    And what exactly did they manage to harm?

    If they harm wine parts, just reinstall them from the backup - same as in a compromised VM you
    reinstall the image. You can even run a new image each time. Or a new wine, complete with your programs.


    > IF YOU WANT TO RUN WINDOWS PROGRAMS THAT CAN ACCESS THE INTERNET, THEN
    > USE WINDOWS VIRUS PROTECTION OR STOP SCREWING AROUND WITH IT!


    Don't shout, please.

    I doubt very much that a windows antivirus could protect system ELF code, not designed for it. Nor
    that it is needed - unless you are running that windows code as root or SUID root.

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    Carlos E. R.
    (from 11.2 x86_64 "Emerald" at Telcontar)

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