Sunday, December 28, 2008

Internet Explorer for Linux

Sometimes I want to test my web pages under MSIE. Sometimes I have to view foreign pages under MSIE. Under Linux was not easy solution except reboot to Windows or start Wine or VMWare-like emulator. Now comes much faster and much easier solution.

Project IEs for Linux connects usability of Wine with available versions of original MSIE. All is covered by nice installer written in Python. You have almost no additional tasks to install it.

Fast and easy way to install ies4linux in Debian Kubuntu:

Install wine
# apt-get install wine wine-dev wine-gecko msttcorefonts

Install ies4linux
$ wget
$ tar zxvf ies4linux-latest.tar.gz
$ cd ies4linux-*
$ ./ies4linux

Installer will guide you through installation and finally makes icons on your desktop.

IEs4Linux - Article in Czech language.
installation of wine at ies4linux Kubuntu page

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Setup MTU in Win XP

How to setup MTU (Maximal transfer unit) in Windows (XP)
Sometimes you need to change MTU on network interface in Windows desktop.

Start program

Open path

Choose alias of your interface, e.g.:

Create new key: MTU
Value: 195

Note: You can find proper alias by inspecting settings of each interface. Settings of each interface differ at least in Default gateway and IP address.

Note: Default value is 1500 (0x5dc). Values 195 or 190 are useful for erroneous WiFi.