Ubuntu's default web browser is Mozilla Firefox. Some web sites require Internet Explorer for full functionality, and it is possible to make the browser claim to be Internet Explorer.
To install Internet Explorer you will need to install two components first, Wine and cab extract.
sudo aptitude install wine cabextract
To finish the install you need to download Internet Explorer.
wget http://www.tatanka.com.br/ies4linux/downloads/ies4linux-latest.tar.gz tar zxvf ies4linux-latest.tar.gz cd ies4linux-* ./ies4linux
This should open up a GUI. In the case of Command Line being used:
Welcome, ! I'm IEs4Linux. I can install IE 6, 5.5 and 5.0 for you easily and quickly. You are just four 'enter's away from your IEs. I'll ask you some questions now. Just answer y or n (default answer is the bold one) IE 6 will be installed automatically. Do you want to install IE 5.5 SP2 too? [ y / n ]
Select y to install.
And do you want to install IE 5.01 SP2? [ y / n ]
IEs can be installed using one of the following locales: EN-US PT-BR DE FR ES IT NL SV JA KO NO DA CN TW FI PL HU AR HE CS PT RU EL TR Default is EN-US. Hit enter to keep it or choose a different one:
Hit enter to select the default language or choose another.
By default, I will install everything at /home/.../.ies4linux I will also install Flash 9 plugin and create Desktop shortcuts. Is that ok for you? (To configure advanced options type n) [ y / n ]
Internet Explorer will now install!