[ubuntu-uk] Open source replacement for Adobe Flash

Kris Marsh moogman at gmail.com
Mon Sep 8 21:21:22 BST 2008

You may have some success running the real Adobe Flash under wine:


You could also install XP inside Virtual Box, running inside Ubuntu -
saves having to mess about with partitions etc.


On Mon, Sep 8, 2008 at 8:29 PM, Dianne Reuby <pramclub at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> My son's just started college, and one of the programs he'll be using is
> Macromedia (Adobe) flash.
> Neither of us want to waste disk space on putting XP back, so can anyone
> recommend an alternative for him to use at home? Ideally he'd like to be
> able to work on his files both at college and at home, but is there an
> open source program that will create/edit files that Flash will accept?
> I'm using Ubuntu 8.04
> Some I've seen in Synaptic:
> Blender
> Epix1
> GIMP-gap
> Stopmotion
> Whether these are what he needs I don't know - I know nothing about
> Flash! I've been reading up on the Adobe site, but it's all greek to
> me. :(
> Don't know if he'll survive this course - it's only day one, and he's
> already roared with laughter when his tutors XP crashed, and suggested
> he switched to Linux. :)
> Dianne
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