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How to install Internet Explorer 8 on Ubuntu Linux using Wine

You can find the instructions below to run Internet Explorer 8 on Ubuntu Linux. This tutorial avoids using PlayOnLinux.

Step-by-step Instructions

1. Install Wine

Instructions may vary depending on your Ubuntu Linux version, so I recommend checking the official documentation for Ubuntu:

PlayOnLinux used for this program Wine version 1.7.22.


2. Download Internet Explorer 8 installer

Download file “windowsxp-kb936929-sp3-x86-enu c81472f7eeea2eca421e116cd4c03e2300ebfde4.exe” (316.4 MB)


3. Optional: Download .NET Framework 4.0 installer

Download file “dotNetFx40_Full_x86_x64.exe” (48.1 MB)


4.- Optional: Download Microsoft Silverlight installer

Download file “Silverlight.exe”


5.- Install Internet Explorer from Wine

Right click on installer file and select ”Open with Wine Windows Program…”.


6.- Optional: Install .NET Framework 4.0

Right click on installer file and select ”Open with Wine Windows Program…”.


7.- Optional: Install Microsoft Silverlight

Right click on installer file and select “Open with Wine Windows Program…”.



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About pmgallardo

I studied Computer Science at University of Salamanca. Since then, I have been working first as developer and then as SAP consutant. This blog is about problems I dealt when using computers, and more important, the solutions I found. Whenever I am on an issue and suddenlly I have a flash that leads me to a solution, I document my discoveries in a post.

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