looking to replace Microsoft Front Page, help

Asked by amabugabuga on 2008-04-18

I have been using Microsoft for a long time now and am so excited I have been using Ubuntu and love it. I do however still have two PC's and would like to change to Ubuntu. I use Microsoft Front Page to develop ASP websites with Access databases. I also use the Microsoft IIS server to test the site in my local pc. Is there a way to use Ubuntu or added applications to do the same work with the same ease? At this time I need to keep the ASP going.

Can any1 suggest something to replace these tools?

Microsoft Front Page
Access Database (mainly the connection string in the ASP code)
IIS Local Web Server (to test the ASP code)

Thank you in advance to all those who have worked so hard to make Linux and Ubuntu what it is today.

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Gábor Náray (xlii) said : #1

For IIS, Apache is an alternative, but it's like firing a bird with cannon.

I don't know Access but Kexi tells about himself that it's an Access alternative, and Openoffice.org has oobase, which seems to be something like that too.

Frontpage... you mean html editor? There are A LOT of them. Really a lot. Screem is a supported one by ubuntu, but I really don't know what you want with it. Also note that wine 1.0 is coming out in weeks, and their release critical package is msoffice, which means their main goal is now to make all the ms office programs run flawless on wine. I don't know if frontpage is in there, but access is there for sure.

hardcorelinux (hardcorelinux) said : #2

If FrontPage is just used as an HTML WYSIWYG editor, then there are many alternatives available(you could even use Mozilla/SeaMonkey)
MS Access DB is a _big_ problem, you best bet would be to export out your DB schema and data as DDL and DML statements and move it to a MySQL DB.
For ASP, you try http://www.apache-asp.org/, but I hope you choose PHP over ASP :)

Rafik Ouerchefani (rafik) said : #3

FrontPage : KompoZer (NVU) (http://sourceforge.net/projects/kompozer).
Access : Kexi Project (http://www.kexi-project.org/)
IIS : Apache Web Server (http://httpd.apache.org/). ASP version : http://www.apache-asp.org/

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