My neighbor, who is a fervent Windows and IE user quipped that this is what happens when sick minds are not occupied properly.
According to all reports, it works. You can run IE in many versions on your Linux machine, provided only that you have the wine libraries and common runtimes installed. So, you would not have to boot to Windows to see how your web site looks in IE or to access web apps that rely on ActiveX.
I will try it soon and report.