Not able to install internet explorer!

I followed for installing Internet explorer.

A GUI opens when I run the following command:

[email protected]:~/ies4linux-$ pwd
[email protected]:~/ies4linux-$ ./ies4linux
IEs4Linux 2 is developed to be used with recent Wine versions (0.9.x). It seems that you are using an old version. It's recommended that you update your wine to the latest version (Go to:

Please note the message after running the above command. But I don't think mine is old version as mentioned above. Please see below to know my version:

[email protected]:~/ies4linux-$ wine --version

Mine is latest version. Now in the GUI, I select IE6 to install. But it fails to install and I get the below error:

An error ocurred when downloading. Please run IEs4Linux again. Corrupted file: ie6/EN-US/VGX.CAB

Please say how to then install IE?

2022-07-25 20:39:40
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In some cases you can use a plugin to your browser that will change your browser's useragent so that it "fools" the website into thinking your using browserX when using browserY. This has worked for me in the past on certain sites. Here's one such plugin for Firefox, called , for example.


When a browser connects to a website, it sends a strings such as this identifying itself using this string, "user agent".

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/27.0.1453.110 Safari/537.36

The details of the above are as follows:

The above is Chrome's string, from a Linux system. You can see what yours is by navigating to this website, .

By using a plugin such as the one mentioned above, you can manipulate your browser's "user agent" to be anything you want. In this case you're changing it to match a "user agent" string for another browser, in this case say Internet Explorer (IE).

Something like this:

Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 10.0; Windows NT 6.1; Trident/6.0)

2022-07-25 21:16:51