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    Hi I am new to this forum and relatively new to Linux, although it's streets ahead of Windows. I am still finding it hard to wean myself of off the aforementioned. Can anyone recommend a good HTML/XML editor to run of My Sabayon O/S? I have another question, and it might be a little naive. But is it necessary to be Firewalled and have a antivirus for my O/S. Or can I surf with pretty much impunity. Thanks for your help.
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    Hello,

    Quote Originally Posted by cogmick View Post
    Can anyone recommend a good HTML/XML editor to run of My Sabayon O/S?
    This depends on what "good" means for you. Ususally, you can trade speed versus features. I use GNOME gedit for writing HTML, which is fast, has syntax highlighting and many macros. But this is all about personal preference.

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    I have another question, and it might be a little naive. But is it necessary to be Firewalled and have a antivirus for my O/S. Or can I surf with pretty much impunity.
    Anti-virus software is not very common on GNU/Linux desktops because viruses are rather rare in our world. You can feel reasonable safe without such software, but keep up a healthy prudence. GNU/Linux systems do few things without your blessing, but they also do not much to prevent you from doing anything stupid.
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    Hi, Cog! Welcome to LinuxForums!

    Not into HTML/XML personally, so I'll let some other member field that one. But as far as AV, I wouldn't worry about it too much. Here is a really good link to answer your questions about AV and Firewalls: http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/lin...-security.html
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    I have a hardware firewall and I run ClamAV. I only run the antivirus because I get files from Windows users and then I sometimes have to forward them to other Windows users. I feel I am being a good citizen somehow.

    For a web editor, the best I have found is Komodo Edit
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTbob View Post
    For HTML
    ------------->Bluefish Bluefish Editor : Home
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    Quanta requires KDE I believe.
    If you try those and desire something with a little less weight to it, gedit works dandy for html & php editing. There are a few shortcomings to the editor, but for the most part, it does what I need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cogmick View Post
    Hi I am new to this forum and relatively new to Linux, although it's streets ahead of Windows. I am still finding it hard to wean myself of off the aforementioned. Can anyone recommend a good HTML/XML editor to run of My Sabayon O/S? I have another question, and it might be a little naive. But is it necessary to be Firewalled and have a antivirus for my O/S. Or can I surf with pretty much impunity. Thanks for your help.
    Cog
    Welcome to the forums!

    It's hard to beat a simple text editor for HTML and XML, but of course it's not wysiwyg. Otherwise, I like BlueFish.

    Regarding a firewall and antivirus apps, I run neither.

    Hope you have fun with Linux.
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    Well, HTML/XML you can program easily with any text editor. I am still one of the crazy ones, who use Vi, but Gedit is also good.

    For a firewall, I just use Firestarter. :P

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