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Old 04-09-2009, 07:57 AM   #1
DrSturley
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Why so little software for Linux PCs?


Hello,
Can anyone tell me why there is so little design software for Linux users to trial and download like Adobe products such as dreamweaver and also anti virus software?
Why do they not make software downloads for Linux?
Is it becuase not enough people use Linux PCs?
 
Old 04-09-2009, 08:03 AM   #2
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Can you be more specific about the softwares you are talking about, like for what purpose you want those software?

I really don't think you need an anti virus for a Linux PC. To my knowledge there is no need.

Thanks,
 
Old 04-09-2009, 08:17 AM   #3
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There are very few viruses for linux, so no need for anti-virus.

In terms of web design you have to find other alternatives. Adobe doesn't provide a Linux version of dreamweaver. Bluefish, NVU and Eclipse with the html plugin is just 3.

Most of these should be available from your distribution software repository.

Mons
PS! More and more people use Linux

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Old 04-09-2009, 08:23 AM   #4
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For software options in various categories look at the Linuxquestions.org Members Choice Awards

Debian (and by extension it's derivatives such as Ubuntu) have over 20,000 packages in the software repository. There isn't really a lack of software as much as not being familiar with what is available.

Here is a link to a slightly out of date windows / Linux software equivalents table. to help you locate software by task.
 
Old 04-09-2009, 08:58 AM   #5
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For software options in various categories look at the Linuxquestions.org Members Choice Awards

Debian (and by extension it's derivatives such as Ubuntu) have over 20,000 packages in the software repository. There isn't really a lack of software as much as not being familiar with what is available.

Here is a link to a slightly out of date windows / Linux software equivalents table. to help you locate software by task.
Thanks for that.
I will check out these software programs this evening.
It is a shame I cannot get dreamweaver though.
I am used to dreamweaver and it is bilingual unlike many html editors.
thanks for the swift responses and guidance.
 
Old 04-09-2009, 09:00 AM   #6
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Hello,
Can anyone tell me why there is so little design software for Linux users to trial and download like Adobe products such as dreamweaver and also anti virus software?
Why do they not make software downloads for Linux?
Is it becuase not enough people use Linux PCs?
You can find loads of software for any GNU/Linux distribution. You just need to look and then know the necessary steps to install for the particular distribution you happen to use.

The GNU/Linux user base is growing. Sadly not taking as many M$ users from their base but the base is growing by small steps. As distributions become user friendly then more users will migrate.

You really don't experience the virus problems as you would with a M$ based OS. You can have problems with rootkits so you should look into Chkrootkit or tripwire if that is a concern for you.

Look at your distributions repository or do some googling or even a search here on LQ to see available software.
 
Old 04-09-2009, 09:02 AM   #7
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Its not shame for Linux or any of the flavors that are around nor is it the problem with the Linux distributions. It is a proprietary product from Adobe and unless they want to bring out version for Linux the only way is to use equivalents or use it in Wine.
 
Old 04-09-2009, 11:12 AM   #8
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Dreamweaver is listed as working in wine..

http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManage...rsion&iId=7694
 
Old 04-09-2009, 11:33 AM   #9
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You're not searching hard enough, don't bother too much with the Window$-only software makers, they are unlikely to support Linux soon. You could try running them through wine if there is no alternative, but first search a bit:
http://sourceforge.net/
http://freshmeat.net/
http://www.google.com/linux
 
Old 04-17-2009, 07:13 AM   #10
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There are very few viruses for linux, so no need for anti-virus.

In terms of web design you have to find other alternatives. Adobe doesn't provide a Linux version of dreamweaver. Bluefish, NVU and Eclipse with the html plugin is just 3.

Most of these should be available from your distribution software repository.

Mons
PS! More and more people use Linux
According to my linux notices my pc now has 247 viruses on it!!!!
But it still runs pretty fast.
All these trojans and stuff get thrown up.
It is all too much for me as a pc novice.
You said Linux doesn't get infected?
Is that true even if you watch snippets of videos of pretty girls posing tastefully yet appealingly you can get trojans!!!!!!!!!
Maybe I should stop looking at pictures of pretty girls.
But GODDAMMIT I JUST CAN'T!!!!!
I am getting to like Linux. 247 trojans and it is still running fine as dandy!
 
Old 04-17-2009, 07:46 AM   #11
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According to my linux notices my pc now has 247 viruses on it!!!!
When you say linux notices, you mean the advertisements on websites right? you do realise those aren't actually able to scan your machine what-so-ever and the adverts are just their to draw you in to downloading their software. Generally actually the "anti-virus's" that are listed are usually the kind that infect computers, not cure them. Ignore all such adverts, espically with Windows machines. If you really want an anti-virus, I believe Grisoft do a linux anti-virus/anti-rootkit now, but I don't know if it's free like it's windows counterpart is for home users. Grisoft being one of the more reputatable anti-virus companies, AVG has still been known to throw out the odd fake like the others tho to make it look like it's doing more then it really is.

Personally I am not a fan of WYSIWYG editors and prefer just plain text editors like nano or kwrite.

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Old 04-17-2009, 07:47 AM   #12
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According to my linux notices my pc now has 247 viruses on it!!!!
Which applications says that?
If we're talking about antivirus like CLAMAV, as far as I know, they're detecting WINDOWS malwares, the purpose is to make an email/ftp/samba/... server which doesn't enable malwares to spread, or scan a WINDOWS system.
I'm far to be a security expert, and I won't say that viruses doesn't exist in the linux world, but:
-if I'm a virus writer, I want to infect as much systems as possible, and for now, linux hasn't a big users base, and add to this the fact that the different linux flavors make the work harder.
-by default, the linux user won't be logged with administer rights, and to be efficient, a virus need these rights. It is possible to exploit some software failures to gain these rights, but it's hard. Compare the situation with WINDOWS (until XP), where by default you're logged in as administrator...
-the "onion-like" architecture of linux make harder to get the root access since you've to exploit as many software failures as you have to go through the different layer until the kernel. As far as I know (I've played with XP embedded), WINDOWS doesn't have the kind of architecture: the windows manager, the explorer... are parts of the kernel.
But I'm agree that we'd better stay aware that it could happen, so keep your whole system up to date (far more easier than with a WINDOWS system, thanks to the packages manager), keep SELinux policy and firewall as they are by default, and if you're really a paranoid, periodically run chkrootkit, install tripwire and snort and other tools for intrusion detection.
 
Old 04-17-2009, 07:59 AM   #13
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When you say linux notices, you mean the advertisements on websites right? you do realise those aren't actually able to scan your machine what-so-ever and the adverts are just their to draw you in to downloading their software. Generally actually the "anti-virus's" that are listed are usually the kind that infect computers, not cure them. Ignore all such adverts, espically with Windows machines.

Personally I am not a fan of WYSIWYG editors and prefer just plain text editors like nano or kwrite.
You are right. I noticed that I visited a site and was told that windows would clear my trojans for me. I thought to myself "But I don't use Windows anymore" so I just ignored the message and carried on browsing. I was amazed at hundreds of trojans though.
My pc runs fine now anyhow.
You know, since I had Linux I have had no problems yet when I visit my bird her computer is always having problems and she uses windows. She is always having to clear viruses and run virus scans and download virus updates.
I only chose a linux pc because it was in store at the time and I knew nothing about Linux. But it works brilliant. How come bill gates couldn't come up with something so good? Even if I leave it on all night it just carries on the next day.
Why aren't all pc's Linux?
Windows is just too much hassle with constant anti virus updates etc.
Another thing, when they catch these virus makers they should make them do hard labour for ten years on chain gangs!
Bloody geeks messing up peoples pcs with their damn viruses.
I love Linux now.
LINUX RULES.
NO PROBLEMS WITH LINUX.
Adobe should make products for Linux and let Bill Gates know about it.
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