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* gedit on Linux
* gedit on Linux
* Notepad++ on Windows
* Notepad++ on Windows
* Smultron on OS X
* [[Philadelphia_Python_Workshop/Setup/OSX_text_editor|Komodo or Sublime]] for Mac OS
=== Goal #5: (Optional) Log into the provided server ===
=== Goal #5: (Optional) Log into the provided server ===

Latest revision as of 14:22, 14 April 2013

Goal #1: install an IRC client[edit]

IRC is a real-time chat protocol that open source projects often use to talk about the project and as a medium for users and developers to help each other.

Goal #2: practice navigating from the command line[edit]

Many of the tools of open source development are primarily used via the command line. Let's get some practice with navigating the computer from the command line.

Goal #3: install git[edit]

Git is a popular revision control system that is used by many open source projects. We'll use it during this workshop.

Goal #4: practice using a plain text editor[edit]

Make sure you know how to use a plain text editor. If you don't have experience using one of those, ask an instructor for help installing one.

Our suggestions:

Goal #5: (Optional) Log into the provided server[edit]

If your computer doesn't have a C compiler, take a moment to log into the usual place you can compile homework code.

If you don't have such a place, raise your hand!


You are done with laptop setup!


Take a break, stretch, meet some neighbors, and ask the staff if you have any questions about this material.

Bonus material[edit]

Here are some things you can do once laptop setup is over: