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I have heard that TT is going to drop the copy protection system they were using, which is what supposedly kept it from running under CrossOver Office, but I'm not sure of that. None of the professional tax preparation programs will install under CrossOver. I have no access to Windows anymore, so if the rumor isn't correct I may be doing taxes manually in 2004!
Originally posted by ernesto_cgf If for you the best development tool is a text editor, then you are not in the web development business. If you'd have to manage hundreds of pages you need some program that monitors broken links, type things for you, etc.
For Dreamweaver it a must-have. Although it doesn't have to be fully functional. Just the code-view functions. I hardly use the WYSIWYG interface.
I am in the web development business, and i still feel that dreamweaver is a bit of a crutch. If you cannot manage your own links (or type your own code?!?!), and you require a program to do it for you, then that, by definition, would be a crutch But for a nice linux equivalent, you should take a look at Quanta, which is pretty nice overall.
I reiterate a point I made earlier, mostly that people will get used to what they have been working on, and to change it and force them to try something else is the only way for them to really get a handle on a new environment. If you had nothing BUT linux to work on, you would very, very quickly learn to use its unique and (imo) interesting way of doing things. If you still use windows as well all the time, then you will take forever to really learn you linux system. I personally just went cold turkey. Once I got my box up, I decided that the only way to really learn to use it is to not allow myself to go back to something just because it was familiar to me, but to rather learn to accomplish what i needed to from what I had.
This may be just me, of course, your own mileage may vary. But it took me a surprisingly long time to finally realize this
 And I just read the big back and forth on the previous page... I think the great thing that I got from everything that was said on the previous page is the linux mantra: Linux is about CHOICES! (Even if one of those choices is to have yer favorite windows app ported, because you cant be bothered to learn something new! ). Great stuff! [/edit]
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The result is a whole new way of looking at your world - reach out and "grab" the earth with your mouse, pan quickly to your area of interest (or select it from a placemark) and then zoom smoothly down to an individual building. Click the "terrain" button, tilt the viewpoint and see the earth's hills, mountains and valleys rendered in full 3D.
Sorry about the copy and paste.. Its sweet software.