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I need a reliable way to perform compatibility testing for websites on IE 9+.

I'm running Mint 16 and have attempted WINE emulation but it doesn't appear to have a current version.

I would prefer a local solution but have not found one yet.

Is there a way to run IE 9+ on Linux Mint?

Thank you!

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Not sure what you're asking for... there are several commercial services that sell access to various web browser versions on a bunch of OS versions for site testing. Or you can run VMs locally. There isn't an IE for Linux. – derobert Apr 2 '14 at 16:39
@derobert Certainly not an official one. I've also had luck (not that I endorse it) with CrossOver Linux (but their docs say IE9+ do not work). – Elliott Frisch Apr 2 '14 at 16:55
wow, @derobert, my apologies, you are correct, there wasn't a question in there at all. no more hurried questions for me. I've updated it with a question. – BenJamin Apr 2 '14 at 17:16
The sanest approach is probably to run a Windows VM on your machine. Is that an option? Or do you not have a Windows license? – derobert Apr 2 '14 at 17:17
I don't have a license, but if that is what it comes to... – BenJamin Apr 2 '14 at 17:27
up vote 3 down vote accepted

Microsoft provides VMs with various versions of IE at modern.ie for website testing. You can use VirtualBox to run these on Linux.

Currently, they're offering these Internet Explorer – Windows versions:

  • IE6 – XP
  • IE8 – XP
  • IE7 – Vista
  • IE8 – Win7
  • IE9 – Win7
  • IE10 – Win7
  • IE11 – Win7
  • IE10 – Win8
  • IE11 – Win8.1
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Free VMs! rockon, cjm – BenJamin Apr 2 '14 at 17:29

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