Microsoft's Internet Explorer has been the dominant Web browser (almost) since the birth of the Web. It runs on Microsoft's Windows and on Apple's Mac, but it has never been officially supported on Linux.
A nascent open source effort called IEs 4 Linux is trying to change that. This week, the group released its latest version of IEs 4 Linux 2.01, which is more stable than its predecessors and fixes some bugs.
IEs 4 Linux creator Sérgio Lopes explained to internetnews.com that the project originally kicked off in May of 2005, motivated by a discussion within the Brazilian Web Design community on how to be a good Web designer while running Linux.
"Before that, I had all three IE versions running on my Linux but never published a How To explaining the install process because I never thought it was so useful," Lopes said.