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I use opera, wich has a banner in the free version, but it's a very good browser wich supports flash after installing the linux flash player (currently version 6, not yet 7). plugin is downloadable at macromedia.com
I find that firefox renders pages a little better than opera, that new opera beta sucks. The new mozilla beta (full version, not firefox) is good if you need integrated email. If you need a wysiwyg editor then try quanta 3.2.1, nvu or mozilla composer, there's nothing quite like dreamweaver though... but once you get away from depending on the wysiwyg environment you can actually make better code faster doing it by hand.
I use Opera for the very simple reason that it can be set to open any bookmark in a new tabbed window, without needing to create the window first, right-click or anything fancy. I do a lot of my work through web interfaces and often need to have several different pages open, and Opera just makes it quicker and easier to do that. They're all free so why not suck it and see?
For HTML editing I use Quanta which comes with KDE, as it has a built-in PHP function reference (I can never remember the right argument sequence for all those string functions *lol*).
They have different levels of font/ html/ css support though, different rendering speeds and styles, different options and levels of extensibility. A browser, text editor and a terminal are my most used tools by far... it's almost like a vim vs emacs debate.