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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 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 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 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 at 17:17
    
I don't have a license, but if that is what it comes to... –  BenJamin Apr 2 at 17:27

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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 at 17:29

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