[Wine] Internet Explorer and wine 20050930

Giulio Ferro auryn at zirakzigil.org
Mon Oct 10 02:47:10 CDT 2005

I've managed to install Internet Explorer 6 using wine-sidenet-config, since
it won't work just by type "wine ie6setup.exe". I had to copy the fonts to
c:\windows\fonts from a  working windows installation, otherwise you won't
see the characters.

The problem now is that ie can't reach sites like www.google.com. I've read
that you should install dcom98 before that, but you won't be able to do 
that because
this version of wine identifies itself with windows nt.

Any workaround?

Apart from this problem, I'm really puzzled at the poor usability of 
this software.
I mean, programs like Internet Explorer should be the first thing that 
should make sure to be workable. The fact that just typing "wine 
ie6setup.exe" yields
an error gives a really bad impression on this software as a whole. I 
know that the
developers aren't working for money, but if they are doing this they 
should first
concentrate on making a stable core of basic programs to work (IE, 
outlook, office), before
giving thought to other applications.

No offence meant for anybody.

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