Ask LUX! – Session 11

DOS questions. That’s two…. not the command line operating system that was the bomb before Microsoft went to the hell-driven Windows operating system.



Disclaimered: censored some parts due to writer’s wishes.
… works on a Mac and I’m wondering if you know of any
WYSIWYG HTML editor for Mac that will do essentially the same thing.
Freeware good!
If you don’t know of anything off the top of your head, do you know of any
sites I can search?
Yours,
Roch Smith, Jr.

“Can you smell!!!!!!!! WHAT THE ROCH IS COOKIN’?” Okay,now that it’s out of our system, of course we can help. markh, our resident Mac expert was tasked with this question.
Hi Roch –
darkmoon forwarded me a copy of your request, here are a couple of suggestions for Mac HTML editing – they aren’t all free, but most you can at least test drive for 30 days or so to evaluate.
  • Nvu – open source product that works for Mac, Linux and Windows
  • PageSpinner – not free, but based on the Gecko (Mozilla) engine
  • RapidWeaver – this is what I actually use for quick site creation and easy maintenance, not free – but I think a license is $35 or so
  • BBEdit – this is probably the standard for Mac HTML editors, limited on the WYSIWYG though – not free either; but I would suggest that they pick up a copy of TextWrangler – very nice free text editor (which handles HTML very well too – just no previews in the program)

I hope that this helps, let me know if you’ve got any questions.

Dear lux.et.umbra,
What is Active Server and why should I be excited about Fedora’s
Directory Server
?
Is it some that I can use to replace exchange server? Our company is
about to spend $1 Million on Active Server project to link offices
(current served by Windows NT4.0 Servers and Exchange 5.5). Is this
something we should look at as an alternative and money saving
imitative?
Thanks,
Don Moore

We’d be happy to explain Fedora Directory. Fedora Directory is basically a replacement for Active Directory but written in the LDAP protocol. What does this mean? Just like any directory, you have your users, names, contacts, etc. It makes the yellow pages part of your corporation that you can use to login anywhere on the corporate network. If you want to consider some open source type of alternatives for your Exchange server (e-mail) then we at LUX would suggest consideration of OpenExchange. If you need support, or an easier packaged solution, then try Novell’s OpenExchange although Novell’s solution is a bit pricier than one would expect from an opensource project.


We were pretty dang excited that there was not one, but TWO questions this week. We should have went TWO Taco Bell and bought TWO burritos for lunch. We are gathered here TWOday….
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