Oh I know, but I've kinda been lazy the last few years when it comes to learning web stuff. I mean, HTML and PHP serve me well enough... I haven't even updated myself on the HTML5 changes, like I should! Bad HeroicPooch, Bad!
The trouble for me is finding the time. Everything else comes first and my education comes last And the few times I do have the time, I'm tired and just need a good video game to relax with.
Damn, Dreamweaver sounds really cool. If I had the money and the desire to shell it out on something other than a crappy video game I'll play for 3 days, I'd probably get it.
Dreamweaver is cool, but when I say it's expensive... I mean it. It's over $400 AUD just for Dreamweaver... more if you need Flash or Photoshop (I don't, fortunately). That said, you can get Dreamweaver on a monthly plan on 9.99 AUD a month but again, that's just for DW... I wish there was a cheaper alternative that had the power Dreamweaver does.
I completely agree with your point about Steam helping build up the Linux community. The more games Linux gets, the more people will be using Linux. Granted, Linux/FOSS purists could say "well we don't want them in our community if they don't use 100000% free and open source software" but any person thinking rationally, without a thought process muddled by their fervor for FOSS will see more Linux users, regardless of their beliefs on FOSS, as a good thing.
Exactly... and add to the fact that FOSS isn't profitable. If we want to overthrow Windows as the dominant OS (That's what I'd love to see)... we need to encourage developers to come and support the OS, so that we can bring more users and more profit to those that do support it.
Wine's trouble is that a lot of windows applications don't work... I tried for a long time to get Star Wars: The Old Republic to run... but I think it's still marked as "does not work" on the Crossover database.
Dreamweaver is an IDE... a very expensive one... that integrates almost anything a web developer would need, including the ability to upload changed files on save, etc... It also supports most web development languages. I can run it under wine, but a native alternative would be better. It also integrates with Adobe's other software - you may have heard of them - such as Photoshop, Flash, etc.
Steam, at least in my opinion, is not only useful/fun as you said, but I feel it is important to the Linux community, even if it's closed source. I mean, Valve is one of the first major game publishers to take an interest in Linux. The more Linux users we can get to use Steam, the better our chances of convincing other publishing houses to take the chance with Linux (And SteamOS).