[SATLUG] OT: Running IE in Firefox - Missing plugins

Christopher Connell connell.christopher at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 7 15:24:20 CST 2011


Don: Your right I had it on the wrong rendering engine. When I switched to IE only the browser said there were missing plugins. Clicking install plugins didn't work. And refused to open any page. It installs but doesn't run under linux. Guess people are stuck using Wine to emulate IE. 

--- On Mon, 2/7/11, Don Wright <satlug at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

From: Don Wright <satlug at sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Re: [SATLUG] OT: Running IE in Firefox
To: "The San Antonio Linux User's Group Mailing List" <satlug at satlug.org>
Date: Monday, February 7, 2011, 2:15 PM

Christopher Connell wrote:

>Just found this. Tested and it works OK. It allows you to run an Internet Explorer emulation in Firefox. 

Did you test this on Linux?


>Downside: Most sites that require IE also require a windows OS. (e.g. Microsoft.com)

>From the FAQ at http://www.ietab.net/faq
> Does IE Tab work on Mac or Linux?
>
> No, the current version of IE Tab only works on Windows. We are
> investigating ways to support it on Mac or Linux in the future.


Seems that it really just allows genuine Microsoft IE (warts and all) to
run as an add-on to Firefox for Windows. No emulation or browser
spoofing, just the disadvantages of both. 

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