All IE version on Mac OS solution?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by 124151155, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. 124151155 macrumors regular


    Jan 9, 2008

    I'm looking for a way I can run multiple versions of IE (preferably side by side) inside OS X (So, using Wine).

    I previously tried ies4osx but when I launched them it would always load up IE5. Now that project is gone to make way for WineBottler, but I haven;t had any success using it. I've tried installing MultipleIEs, and then running the shortcuts on my desktop with Wine but I've only managed to open IE3 which crashed after a few minutes.

    I'm thinking an easy solution would be, if there are some standalone .exe files for each version of IE to date, which have all the support files (dll's, etc.) bundled in, I could then use WineBottler to make a .app for them and then I can launch them and use them like any other native Mac OS .app, no worries.

    Only problem is, I can't fine such standalone versions of IE anywhere, MultipleIEs install all the support files in a folder and presumably required some of the system32 files too...

    So can somebody let me know if there are such standalone executables for IE versions 3, 4, 5, 5.5, 6, 7 & 8 ? Otherwise any other working solution would be fantastic.

  2. 124151155 thread starter macrumors regular


    Jan 9, 2008
    Well, I just discovered that I can install IE 6 (and IE 7 & 8 but it states that they are very unstable) through WineBottler out of the box... But it seems to just come up with errors when I try this, and I'd still like at least IE 5 & 5.5 as well...

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