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    How do I work with Flash files(and building web sites)?


    One of the biggest reasons that I didn't make the total Win->Linux switch was cause of these site building appsications that won't work on Linux.

    Now I made the switch becahse windows really sucks with all the spywares, etc

    Anyways, what are some good alternatives for the following if there is any:
    Macromedia Flash
    Macromedia Fireworks
    Macromedia DreamWeaver
    Mozilla Thunderbird

    Thanks in advance in case I mess something up and have to reinstall again lol

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    Alrighty. Well, first off, Thunderbird is available for Linux. Yay!!

    For DreamWeaver, you're basically looking for a WYSIWYG HTML editor. The best one I know of is Nvu, but it doesn't come close to DreamWeaver's power, I'm afraid. You're kind of out of look on this point.

    For Fireworks, I'm not too clear on the difference between Photoshop and Fireworks, but have you tried the GIMP?

    Finally, we get to Flash. There is NO Flash authoring utility for Linux. None. There is a project called Flash4Linux, but it seems to have not been updated in over a year.

    OpenOffice.org has the ability to export slideshows as SWF: I've never tried it, and certainly this isn't the same as building Flash, but it is there.

    If you absolutely NEED Flash, you might look into CrossOver Office and try running Flash under it.

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    Macromedia sort of works
    http://bkcreation.info/Blog_Macromedia8OnWine.html
    and I mean "sort of"
    as far as dreamweaver if you are doing php you might look at zend studio, if you are doing serious php it might be worth the price for you and it has a trial versionhttp://www.zend.com/products/zend_studio

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    Sugg Bluefish software , a HTML Editor .
    If I doing serious PHP, I choose VIM. the lastest version is power.

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    Yay on thunderbird lol
    Flash - make movies and banners, I want to try using WINE or VM ware but I heard they dont do so good with SuSE 10.0 86-64
    Fireworks came with the Macromedia suit, meets my needs, I can't afford photoshop.
    DreamWeaver, also came with the suit, the only one I used too, only need it for html and css, php is too advanced for me.

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    For Flash you could try Uira or OpenLaszlo. Both can create .swf files.

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    "Don't think about the work, think about the benefit"

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    Thanks for the link. I'll post one to it from my site as well.

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