- Destroyed my Flash Drive (not kidding... my Lexxar USB drive doesn't even open anymore. It's just dead).
- Deleted files I was backing up to a CD on the CD and the HD because it "lost the connection"
- Wouln't record sound in Macromedia Captivate (perhaps the only program for which I keep windoze around).
With renewed fervor, I installed Ubuntu Feisty 64 bit (thinking this was a good idea because I have an Intel Core 2 Duo. After two days of "force architecture" headaches. I decided to just put good old 32 bit Ubuntu Studio on the old Acer. It's awesome.
First, I ran all of the updates and installed Crossover Office. I opened Synaptic and added JRE, Flash Plugin, and Adobe Reader. Then with excitement, trepidation and fear in my heart, I added Virtualbox.
The Package installer was pretty slick. I just clicked on it, and let it go.
After I ran the installer, I added myself to the Vbox Users group under "Users and Groups". Then, I restarted the system, set up a new box, and popped in my win2k disc (you really didn't expect me to mount Vista again did you??). Anyway, I nstalled the vbox guest additions to get 32 bit color depth in win2k and installed Fireworks (or tried). It turns out that I needed SP4. No problem! I downloaded SP4. Then I installed Fireworks.
Then, I used the how to at http://luiscosio.com/how-to-dreamweaver-and-flash-8-running-on-ubuntu-dapper to install Flash, Dreamweaver, and Fireworks, through Crossover Office. Fireworks actually works in crossover, but there's some functionality lost. For those features that don't work in Crossover, I can open FW8 in my Virtualbox.
Here's a shot of Flash 8 in Crossover.
The current challenge I am now facing is getting my screen resolution in Ubuntu to a widescreen format. My monitor, for example calls for 1440x900. I've tried several suggestions from "How To"s newsgroups, etc. and I've had every result from no change at all to a complete loss of my monitor necessitating a login in the failsafe terminal to recover my old 1024x768 resolution. Any ideas??