About This Server
Dell Optiplex: 1.7 GHz Pentium (since May 30, 2002),
1GB RAM, 36 and 20GB disks.
- Operating System
- Web server
- User environment
- KDE desktop
Perl, naturally (you can get anything you want at
LyX (currently 1.1.2), a
front end for LaTeX that
purports to give you a WYSIWYM interface: "What You See Is What You Mean"
8 for Linux
- Ted, a very nice RTF (Rich Text
Format) word processor and viewer.
(GNU Image Manipulation Program)
And Just in Case ...
My Daily Life
Mozilla (when graphics are unavoidable)
Lynx (to get information)
- The MH mail handle
(I live within Emacs and use MH-E, with TM and BBDB)
- GNU emacs
(currently 21), for writing just about any kind of document (in
LaTeX mode), mail (in mh mode), maintaining web stuff (in html mode),
programming (in lisp-mode, Emacs-lisp-mode, perl-mode, awk-mode, c-mode, c++-mode,
tcl-mode, pascal-mode, modula-2-mode, or whatever), file maintenance
(with dired), running system commands, connecting to other machines
(with telnet or ftp), browsing the web (internally or externally),
looking up email addresses (ph-mode), ... you get the idea.
- Emacs packages I am fond of:
- MH-E (interface to the MH mail handling system: allows use of
a structured collection of folders
- TM (MIME editing and handling): how I handle mail attachments,
in conjunction with the above
- BBDB (the Insidious Big Brother DataBase): Lurks while you
read your mail, extracting names and addresses of your
correspondents and keeping them in a database, with which
it then permits you to do a host of things.
Emacs): a collection of fonts and
input methods to support a very great many languages (from
all modern European Latin alphabets, Cyrillic, and Greek,
through Arabic and Hebrew, to Devanagri alphabets, Japanese,
Chinese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Tibetan...). In the near
future, Emacs will move to Unicode support, but until then
Mule is more than adequate.
an absolutely wonderful package by
(one of the architects of Project Mule) that gives you on-screen
Ancient Greek, direct importation of
TLG files, incremental searching in Greek, printing, and such
options as saving files in LaTeX (uses the Ibygreek package).
Oh, and it gives you a nice facility for Latin-1 encoding (all
the accented characters you'll need for European languages) and
one for Japanese.
- AUC Tex, in my judgment the best of the TeX support packages
- Apart from a license for WordPerfect four years ago, $0.00