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Master Geek

Topic # 26243 16-Sep-2008 14:43
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Hey guys,

Ive decided to install Ubuntu on my laptop when I get it, just a quick question, i been using Dreamweaver CS3 Alot for my projects developing websites etc  I was wondering if it is possible to install dreamweaver on linux.  If not is their any similar linux applications that I could have a look at that will do similar job as dreamweaver does?



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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 164983 17-Sep-2008 01:01
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Dreamweaver's power only exists in the commercial world.

However, you may want to have a look at Kompozer which is the open source alternative (one of them) for HTML editor. Smile

EDIT: Oh, I forgot about Dreamweaver: try to install it using Wine. More info here .

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  Reply # 164985 17-Sep-2008 03:33
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Dreamweaver last I looked does not play well with Wine or Crossover (well, not recent versions, I do have Dreamweaver MX (6) running in Crossover).

My advice, and what I do, is to use VMWare or similar and a Windows install in the VM.  I do have a beefy workstation though so I have some cpu(s) and ram to spare for it :-)  This is also most useful for testing all those different annoying versions of IE, have a VM for each. 

NB: The up-coming version of VMWare Workstation on linux looks like it's going to more or less "integrate" the windows applications in your VM with your linux desktop.

NB2: There is no real competitor for Dreamweaver in the "WYSIWYG" stakes, and that's not just in the Linux world. 

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Master Geek

  Reply # 165987 21-Sep-2008 12:21
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Dreamweaver CS3 works absolutely fine in Wine/Crossover BUT you have to copy the entire installation accross from a Windows machine, including certain registry areas and then put them manually into your Linux install. The installer for CS3 just doesn't work on linux.

CS2 on the other hand works perfectly well, I run CS2 Photoshop and Dreamweaver on Wine 1.0 from install through to production without an issue. A quick google search for "How to install CS3 Dreamweaver on Wine Linux" will give you several step by step "how to's" to transport a Windows installation of CS3 over to a Linux machine running Wine1.0.

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