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I would really like to break away from the Windows environment and start using Linux. I have tried to do this a number of times, but as a web developer i keep on having to return to Windows because of the wonderful Macromedia product Studio MX.

I am as you guessed a Linux newbie and it might be i do not know where to look for help, but i cannot seem to find even a remotely similar development product for Linux.

Can anyone help, i would really like to make the move.

thanx
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GIMP & Pico :)
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mmmmm.

What about using Wine as an alternative. I have tried before, but being a newbie to Linux this was not easy, and i cannot remember if Foreworks MX worked or not.

I know that i managed to some degree to install dreamweaver, surely there must be something else?

regards!
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If you need to use WINE, simply dual-boot...

I have heard a rumour that Macromedia is looking to port all its apps to Linux in the near future though. But, as I don't use a single Macromedia product, I've not looked too much into it :)
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Quanta + Gimp + Blender 2.0
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You might want to check out http://www.codeweavers.com/

They have coded wine to port their applications directly to Linux. I've used wine and winex with dissapointment often. The office plugin has been the best solution I have found so far for porting some windows apps to linux. So far I have successfully used:

Photoshop 7 - works great with the exception of the clone tool. Doesn't work for me.

DreamweaverMX
FlashMX
and Microsoft office 2000 (This has worked the best for me)

Hope this help.

*Sidenote: I saw an article saying that Macromedia is planning to start a few linux ports. I hope more will follow suit soon.
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Lindows produced nVu, a free GUI HTML editor for Linux.

Mozilla has Composer integrated into it.

Amaya is free for Windows and Linuxand is excellent for XHTML Strict.

They all work OK.
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You can use VMWare with a virtual machine for Linux.


Bye,
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I have heard that lindows now costs money
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Maybe not the best forum to discuss this, however:

Yep, Lindows has only ever been in it for the money.

It's basically Debian which you can download free as a 7-CD set.
But Debian is harder to set up than some of its contemporaries. Not recommended for Linux beginners.
http://www.debian.org/distrib/ftplist


Originally Lindows was supposed to run Windows applications fuss-free but the producers backed off that theme because it wasn't so easy to achieve.

The Lindows Linux product is called Linspire now because of the name wrangle with MS, but the firm is still called Lindows.Inc.

Linspire does have merits and in most cases it installs beautifully. For its market niche it may be good value for money. Under the old name ofLindows it was issued as a free cover disk on some Linux magazines a short while age. There is also a "live" CD version.

The nVu web editor is a free download for Linux and Windows versions.
http://www.nvu.com/download.html

It's the same basic engine as Mozilla Composer.



Conspiracy theory is that Lindows was set up by Microsoft as a way of creeping into the Linux marketplace and the court cases are subterfuge.
This doesn't sound right at first but may be true. Who knows?
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You could try Virtual Box. It's great ( and free )
I need to use Visual Studios for my course and it works really well under this virtual machine. It is slightly slower on compiling but it's barely noticeable.
It avoids the annoying Dual boot scenario where you have to choose your OS before you boot.
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...4 years later.. lol ;]
wine is easy enough to use and you can install macromedia's products with wine. the only thing you'd NEED a virtual machine for imho would be photoshop if you couldn't live without it

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