I recently switched to Ubuntu Lucid from Windows XP. Switching to a new OS is probably harder than the decision to change one’s religion. Being a web developer, IE is unfortunately a staple diet for most of us. Unfortunately i couldn’t get IEs4Linux to run on Lucid. After trying to figure out loads of install issues, and then almost settling on virtualbox, i just found out about winetricks.
$>wget http://www.kegel.com/wine/winetricks $>sh winetricks
and it should pop up a box with tools you can install and simply select IE8 or other goodies to choose from.