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Re: [SLE] Is Linux Ready?
  • From: donh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Don Hansford)
  • Date: Wed, 24 May 2000 00:25:39 +1000
  • Message-id: <392A94E3.419171D1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Kevin Jackson wrote:
> > I have never used DreamWeaver, but will take your word for it that it
> > generates 'clean' HTML. But the one thing that seals it for me, is the
> > fact that they have not, and apparently, will not, release a
> > version for
> > Linux. Therefore, I will not use their product.
> So what you are saying - if you can do EXACTLY the same work in half the
> time, using a tool that runs on Microsoft - you wouldn't use it?

I don't have a Windows option (by choice) so I don't use those type of

> I am a Linux afficianado - I will tout Linux as much as possible - but I
> like making my job easier. But I won't use a tool just because there isn't
> a Linux equivalent.

See above

> If your argument is because you have a Linux OS only then fair enough - you
> can't get around that (easily)! But if you are maintaining web pages for a
> living then I'd get a tool to save me time, even if it meant me booting up
> Windows9x/NT/2K.

See above (again) :-)

> I do understand completely about the workmanship side of things. There
> ain't nothing worse going to a site that took way too long to load just
> because it went about the hard way to display the page. Older web design
> tools didn't do the best job at putting what you had designed on screen down
> into code, but as I said earlier, the professional web designers I know ALL
> use DreamWeaver. I'm not talking little commissioning jobs, neither. And,
> of course, most of them have a local Linux machine for local testing of
> these pages! :)

They should also have a selection of the last few browsers (of all
makes) to ty. It never ceases to amaze me how MANY standards we have
got, that aren't standard!

> Have a look at DreamWeaver and tell me what you think. It is the best so
> far. I wouldn't even put it in the same leauge as "the bad bunch".

I'll see if I can get a link to it at work.

> And, if I got wine working with DreamWeaver I'd boot more into Linux at
> home. :)

I dont use emulators (just an old stick-in-the-mud I guess)!

> As far as a Linux version goes - there is a wish list page at Macromedia.
> Put your 2 pence worth in and who knows...

On the Waaaaaaay!


Regards Don Hansford
Surfing the Net (without crashing)
With SuSE 6.4 Linux (Thanx Linus!)
"Microsoft democratised the computer market and served as a catalyst
in making computers available to everybody. Later, however, they did
as many revolutionaries do -- they became dictators. History has
taught us the inevitable fate of dictators."

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