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Michael A. Peters mpeters at
Tue Feb 19 22:47:27 UTC 2008

Mick M. wrote:
> Hi;
>   I have comcast as an ISP.
> I spent about 2 hours with the tech support people trying to get my
> website to display more than a blank page.
> They say that it will not work with firefox, or Linux.
> Surely someone has got this to work?
> How did you do it?
> What tools/programs did you use?
> I used their creator tool to put some text and a .jpg in thee.
> Their tool shows the .jpg but not the page, in preview.
> They say that because I was running firefox/Linux when I did it it's
> broken and they can't fix it.
> When I ftp into the site I can login but cannot delete or add files.
> Mick M.
> Death before Decaf!!!

Are you trying to use a web publishing tool of theirs?
If so - it is possible they use some Microsoft specific scripts (ActiveX 
??) for their publishing tool.

In all honesty - you are probably better of using a web host that isn't 
tied to your ISP.

GoDaddy has some very cheap hosting plans that include php and mysql - 
and work just fine with Linux. I don't know if they have web based gui 
tools that make the site for you, but I've generally found such "web 
design tools" to be rather pathetic.

If you don't want to learn html, I believe nvu is available in Fedora. 
You can design a web page with that, and publish to a standard web host.

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