I've been trying, unsuccessfully, to move away from Microsoft since 2008. I dual booted XP and Ubuntu, loved Ubuntu, but then couldn't run Office or SQL Server in it properly.
Now I am trying to learn some web programming and the now free Expression Web comes up. Actually I am looking for an open source alternative that is non MS and as good. Any suggestions?
I understand the basic concepts of HTML and CSS but am not sure when I would have to use PHP (only with MySQL as a database connector or on its own?). At the same time I haven't really found an open source competitor to Visual Studio that is widely used. Any suggestions?