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Standard User cheshire_man
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 06-Sep-11 21:29:19
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Alterrnative software needed for Windows 7 64-bit


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I'll be moving from XP Pro to W7, 64-bit,in the next few weeks. I'm wondering what alternatives, preferably free, are available for three of the programs I use.

Dreamweaver MX 2002. I only use it as a code editor for HTML/PHP/Javascipt, I don't use it for actual design.

Nero 6, really only use it for the actual burning of discs - ImgBurn?

Photoshop Elements 4 - I've got V6 but don't like its black screen.

Suggestions (polite please grin) would be appreciated.

Tony
Standard User AEP
(knowledge is power) Tue 06-Sep-11 21:37:49
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Bluefish is a pretty good code editor; you might like to check it out.

ImgBurn is all I need, together with native Windows 7 support.

Gimp is a pretty fine image manipulation program, and is getting better all the time.

And they are all free, so you're not going to lose anything by trying them. Isn't life marvellous! smile
Standard User cheshire_man
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 06-Sep-11 21:59:12
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Thanks.

I'd seen Gimp and it looked ok but I didn't want to lead anyone on that one.

Bluefish looks ok. With Dreamweaver I've created a number of 'sites' which are all local to my PC (I don't use remote sites with it) and can readily switch between these sites. Is this straightforward with Bluefish? [Edit:] This would be similar to Dreamweaver's Site Manager

Tony

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Standard User cavillas
(knowledge is power) Tue 06-Sep-11 22:22:24
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Dreamweaver and elements will work ok on 64 bit windows 7 but Nero 6 won't. Windows 7 has very good inbuilt burning software.

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Standard User Oldjim
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 06-Sep-11 22:33:57
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I use Imgburn for complete disk copy etc. but use Infrarecorder for normal CD and DVD burning
Standard User Garyilka
(knowledge is power) Tue 06-Sep-11 22:50:51
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If you still want Nero you can get Nero 8 for nearly free here (just pay postage):-

http://www.saverpoint.com/nero-8-essentials-suite-pc...

or you can download a more limited version of Nero 9 here (I use this one on my laptop.....):-

http://www.intowindows.com/download-nero-9-free-full...

both work fine on W7 64 bit.
Standard User cheshire_man
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 07-Sep-11 09:20:32
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I've been looking Bluefish. I like the way it block structures the file display, very handy.

My real problem with it is that I can't seem to get to handle a site in the way I like (or am used to). I have top level folders which contain all the files for a site. I hoped to be able to point Bluefish to the appropriate top level folder and then open the files beneath as and when I wanted to. But at the moment I can't see any way of doing that.

The on-line only (I think) is not very helpful, the New Project description seems to allow one to specify a top-level folder, but the actual New Project dialog doesn't, indeed is completely different. It looks as if the manual is way out of date and less than helpful.

I'll continue to explore it.

Tony
Standard User cheshire_man
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 07-Sep-11 10:42:19
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I've just come across Komodo Edit 6 and, currently, it seems to do just what I want. Time will tell.

Tony
Standard User camieabz
(sensei) Wed 07-Sep-11 10:44:33
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Standard User andygegg
(newbie) Wed 07-Sep-11 11:42:38
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In reply to a post by cheshire_man:
I've just come across Komodo Edit 6 and, currently, it seems to do just what I want. Time will tell.


I've used Komodo (the free version) for a while. It's pretty much a glorified version of Notepad - the usual IDE coding stuff but no screen painter. Its HTML is good, the in-line help on CSS3 is not quite as good - a lot of vendor specific options always flag up as errors. The built-in page viewer seems to be an old version of Opera which means that you have to be careful to check HTML5/CSS3 pages against the real browser. I'd happily recommend Komodo but, of course, each to their own

2Mb/s? Not in my lifetime!
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