Linux Vs Ms

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ok

I am using Micro N soft (boooooooo)
I want to use Linux
I am a php developer

Currently except my OS, the only Micro N soft product I am using is Windows Media Player.

MSN i use GAIM
Outlook I Use Thunderbird
Internet I use FireFox

Can I use Macromedia (Sorry, adobe) Flash and Dreamweaver on *nix machines?

Goods and Negatives for Converting to Linux please
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onlyican.com wrote:
Currently except my OS, the only Micro N soft product I am using is Windows Media Player.

linux can fix that.


onlyican.com wrote:
Can I use Macromedia (Sorry, adobe) Flash and Dreamweaver on *nix machines?

in short, no.
unless you buy Crossover Office.


onlyican.com wrote:
Goods and Negatives for Converting to Linux please

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I use GAIM, Thunderbird and Firefox on my Linux systems too. Linux happens to be the platform these were all originally designed for.

- Linux works differently from Windows
- Your windows applications won't run on Linux natively, though may work using Crossover Office or WINE
- You'll feel like you're missing something when you don't have to defrag, run virus scans or reinstall the OS every so often.
- Mulitmedia can be a pain depending on your distribution and hardware
- Unless you have an HP printer, you might have issues setting up printing
- You won't be able to play your Windows games

+ Linux works differently from Windows
+ You'll be immune to malware which was written for Windows
+ You can configure your system to very closely mimic the production environment your scripts will be working on
+ You can connect a remote server directly to your filesystem and perform operations on files as though they were local - without buying any third party software
+ The built in firewall is powerful enough to place in front of commercial servers
+ There are tons of free applications
+ You can tweak your system so it performs faster than anything you've ever used on the same hardware.
+ You don't have to reinstall the whole OS when you want to upgrade something
+ You don't have to reboot after updates unless you actually update the kernel
+ When you don't like something about an application, you can change it
+ Linux systems provide very detailed logging, meaning that usually any problem with the system can actually be fixed if you know where to look.
+ Very powerful command line tools like grep, sed and awk - all of which can be accessed by your scripts.

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