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Nvu (pronounced "N-view") is a WYSIWYG Web authoring system, presently in public beta testing, based on the Composer component of Mozilla. It is intended to be an open source equivalent to proprietary software like Microsoft FrontPage and Macromedia Dreamweaver and is one of the primary WYSIWYG editors for Linux. Nvu is designed to be extremely easy for non-technical computer users. Knowledge of HTML or CSS is not required.

Nvu is being written by Daniel Glazman, former Netscape Communications Corporation employee and currently of Mozilla and Disruptive Innovations. The project is sponsored by Linspire (formerly Lindows-- the sponsorship information on the site still refers to the company by that name).

Nvu is available for Linux and Microsoft Windows. Mozilla Composer is still under development as a part of the Mozilla suite for other platforms.

Version 0.1 was released February 4, 2004, 0.20 was released March 25, 2004 and 0.3 was released June 11, 2004. The current version lacks many key features of Dreamweaver, such as the ability to simultaneously view source code and a preview.

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