I HAVE to have IE to make my s/w work..HELP!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Spute, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. Spute macrumors newbie

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    Is there an app that replicates IE on my mac? My company s/w was written only for IE and thus will only work on IE. I have a mac running VMWare exclusively to solve my issue. But I want more Macs in the office and don't want to spend the extra $ for Vmware.

    Any ideas of what is available for me?
     
  2. Spute thread starter macrumors newbie

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  3. simsaladimbamba

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    You could ask the programmer, if s/he is in-house.
    I am not really versed in IE speak. Have you taken a look at the link?
     
  4. munkery macrumors 68020

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    1 Download WineBottler from http://winebottler.kronenberg.org/

    2 Open disk image and copy Wine and WineBottler to Applications Folder

    3 Run WineBottler.

    4 Click on 'Install Predefined Prefixes'.

    5 Choose Internet Explorer (IE6 is the most stable) from the menu.

    6 Click Install and select a location to save Internet Explorer application (Applications Folder recommended).

    7 Prepare a hot cup of mocha and wait for WineBottler to do the magic.

    8 Once done, click on Internet Explorer application icon and voila, we have Internet Explorer on Mac!

    9 Thank the creators of this wonderful app, WineBottler at http://kronenberg.org/
     
  5. MacTech68 macrumors 68000

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  6. munkery macrumors 68020

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    Does IE running via WineBottler support ActiveX?

    I think it is able to support ActiveX with a few extra installations via Wine Tricks.
     
  7. MacTech68 macrumors 68000

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    Now that's a scary thought. :eek: If it does, what are the security implications?
     
  8. munkery macrumors 68020

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    Wineskin, which is similar to WineBottler, allows the apps to be sandboxed via Wine Tricks so I suspect that same can be done in WineBottler.

    Wineskin could most likely be used to run IE in OS X as well.

    Beyond the sandboxing, other barriers exist to malware as well. For example, the protections already present within OS X and the Wine based APIs not being exactly the same as Windows.
     

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