How to test Internet Explorer 6 to 9 in Ubuntu
The final purpose of this tutorial is to have a Windows (XP, Vista, 7) running a native installation of Internet Explorer (6, 7, 8, 9). Windows will work as a guest in on Virtualbox running on Ubuntu. We will also make sure to have access to virtual hosts configured in the host OS.
Following steps have to be run on Ubuntu (or whatever flavor of Linux you have)
Download disk images of Windows
First step is to download Windows Virtual PC VHDs for testing websites with different Internet Explorer versions . These disk images are installations of different Windows versions with Internet Explorer installed. It's perfectly legal to use to any of these images; free as in beer.
Once you have download them, you will find that they are RAR files and one of them is an .exe file. Just rename the .exe file to .rar and we can continue.