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Old 03-20-2007, 12:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Im making a list of free alternatives for software applications, I work in education and we cant give out software to students. Open office is ok but for things like adobe products such as flash is there any alternatives free or cheap?

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Old 03-20-2007, 02:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Are you trying to produce flash or jsut view it? The applications to view are free. But to produce that is a different story.

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Old 03-20-2007, 06:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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when I used Linux there was a group working on a project called gnash, a gnu alternative to flash. Last I checked (which has been a while) it wasn't anywhere near flash 9. I also don't know if you can use it with windows.

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Old 03-20-2007, 08:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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try - Portable software for USB drives | Your Digital Life, Anywhereâ„¢ for a bunch of flash drive apps.
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Cheers guys, but It doesn't seem like there is free flash creators never mind I`ll just have to tell students to buy the software.
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