View Full Version : Flash Apps for Linux
07-03-2004, 12:42 PM
I searched through the forums a bit but couldn't find any information on if there is an app for Linux to create Flash files with. Doesn't matter if it is open source, free, pay for or what. I am in the process of abandoning my Windows desktop and moving to Linux, which means Macromedia is kind of out at this point (there are some apps that will allow them to run, but none that I have seen yet claim to be very stable with the Macromedia family).
Thanks in advance!
07-06-2004, 09:40 AM
I am sorry to say that I have not seen anything available for Linux.
You could look into Linspire which was created by Lindows. The link is:
I don't where they are compatible with Macromedia, but I did not check the other companies that make SWF creating software. It also has a large sleection of applications in it App. Warehouse. It is worth a look if you are going Linux.
07-09-2004, 01:28 PM
Dated March 4th, 2004
Macromedia will begin experimenting with Linux support, releasing versions of its development tools that work with the open-source operating system, a company executive said on Thursday.
Read the full story:
07-11-2004, 05:17 PM
southplatte ran into this article today:
"CrossOver Office - Our flagship Linux desktop productivity tool. Allows you to run many popular office productivity software applications, such as Microsoft Office, Lotus Notes, Microsoft Project and Visio, graphics applications like Macromedia Dreamweaver MX, Flash MX, and Adobe Photoshop, and many more. Not only that, but CrossOver Office also allows you to use many Windows Web browser plugins, such as QuickTime and Shockwave, directly on your Linux browser. No Windows Operating System license required; CrossOver is a complete replacement for your Windows OS as far as your applications are concerned."
Read more: http://www.codeweavers.com/
Might be what your looking for....
07-12-2004, 08:15 AM
Great information Scott. Thanks for the input.
07-13-2004, 04:44 PM
thank-you for the insight!
I checked a bit on the CrossOver Office, the price isn't all the bad really. I think I will be trying it out soon.
07-15-2004, 05:44 PM
You probably aren't looking to scrap your hardware too, but in case you haven't thought of it:
Mac OSX is UNIX based at its core. The command line is great and the OS also sports a killer interface that no one has been able to successfully replicate IMHO. I use Windows and Mac machines and the differences in the Macromedia applications that are ported to both platforms (such as Flash) are minor.
Just another idea for you.
07-16-2004, 10:17 AM
At this point, financially, new hardware is not an option. I have heard good things about OSX, but getting new hardware at this point is not feasible. I know Macs are more thought of in the graphic design arena, and at some point we may look at doing that for several reasons. Thanks for the input!
07-16-2004, 01:10 PM
This is very good to know. Thanks Scott.