Browsers for those IE-only sites

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Thu Jun 23 14:14:33 UTC 2005

On 6/23/05, Tarjei Knapstad <tarjei.knapstad at> wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-06-22 at 19:35, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> > Having failed at using certain websites with Opera, Konquerer, and
> > Firefox, I feel the need to install yet another browser on my FC3 box.
> > Can anyone recommend a browser that might succeed where the big three
> > have failed? I usually use KDE but am open to gnome projects as well,
> > as they will run in my KDE desktop anyway.
> >
> 1. Complain to the site maintainer/webmaster - make sure you mention
> that Opera + Firefox now has considerable marketshare.
> 2. While you wait for something/nothing to happen, grab wine:
> and then go here:
> and install IE in a Wine environment on your Fedora install. (If the
> Wine FC3 RPM's don't work under FC4 you'll either have to wait a bit for
> FC4 RPM's to appear or try to rebuild from the SRPM)
> --
> Tarjei

Thanks, I'll go do that. I saw mention of the KHTML engine, the opera
engine, and the gecko engine. I assume that there is an IE engine, as
well (the basis of IE)? Of course it would not be open source, but are
there people working on an open source equivelent? Like open office is
to MS office? It would have to be reverse-engineered I assume, but a
lot of other stuff has been reverse engineered already. If myself, not
a programmer, wanted to encourage the start of such a project, then
how would I go about doing that?

Dotan Cohen

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