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March 06, 2006

Help help help PLEASE

A recent update on my ridiculous website situation and a plea for help.

I'm supposed to be editing the website www.folklifestudies.org.uk, which is hosted by some charlatan of a company which shall remain nameless – upon logging into the company site, I have no option to edit my website. Firstly, I was advised to edit it using FileZilla, which doesn't work. Then, I was advised to edit it using FTP via a web browser, which doesn't work – I can see the HTML files and save them, but I can't figure out any way to edit them. Being a pleb, I decided to try using FrontPage, but, predictably, that doesn't work either. On my seventeenth call to the Charlatan Co. helpdesk I was advised that FrontPage etc. wouldn't work on the website as it was hosted by a Linux platform (I don't know what that means) and that I needed to switch it to Windows. Okay, I said, do that. Now, however, I've received another email from the helpdesk idiots telling me that to switch the site to Windows will 'break' it and that I need to use Dreamweaver to edit the site, which costs hundreds of pounds. All of this, as you can see, is INCREDIBLY FUCKING ANNOYING. So, please help me. Does anyone know if it's possible to switch a website from Linux (what?) to Windows (comfortingly familiar) without 'breaking' it? And, if not, what the hell is Linux and can I edit a website on it without spending a zillion pounds on Dreamweaver?

PLEASE HELP ME FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THINGS HOLY

Thanks!


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