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Firefox IE mode on Linux?

On Fri, Jan 14, 2011 at 09:41:21AM -0500, j.natowitz-KealBaEQdz4 at wrote:
>, a PayPal service, has a brain dead server that will only show you your invoice on Internet Explorer.  I was able to use the IE Tab add-on to Firefox on Windows to see it, as well as using IE on Windows.
> But IE Tab, and another add-on whose name escapes me at the moment, do not work on Linux.  Specifically, you get an "Additional add-ons" required box, but no add-ons are found, nor does it say what it  needs.

I'm not familiar with the add-on, but I'd guess it's running IE core
in an ActiveX control - not something that translates to non-Windows

> Now I know I can use Wine to run IE, but I'd rather not.  Anyone have any suggestions?  My CPU doesn't support virtualization.

Products like VMWare and VirtualBox don't require virtualization support.

There are ways to make FF impersonate IE by sending the right request
headers, but that may not be the only problem: the site may really be
depending on IE-specific features.


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