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rickumali (134) [Avatar] Offline
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I've decided to write a short blog-type post every week here on this forum. These posts are exclusive to this forum, and they will primarily be about the writing of the book.

I work on this book across three machines: 1) a Dell XPS L502X laptop running Windows 7, 2) a MacBook Pro, 3) an IBM T60 running Xubuntu (a light-weight Ubuntu).

The Dell laptop is actually my daughter's laptop. It's her school and game machine. The MacBook is my current work laptop. I'm a newcomer to the Mac platform, and using it has been great fun. The IBM T60 is a machine I inherited from a few jobs ago. The T60 is the oldest of the lot: over 7 years old. Installing Ubuntu gave it a new lease on life.

All of these machines have Git installed. Having this array of machines lets me try out Git on multiple platforms. Git (and its native GUIs, gitk and git gui) work very well on all three platforms.

Only the Mac and the Dell have Microsoft Word, however. I primarily write on the Dell. (I also start all my new files on that machine.) My book files are synchronized using Git, of course, and that's a topic for another BLOG post!

Thanks for reading, everyone!