May 03, 2010: Setting Up a New Windows Machine

Setting up a new machine is never fun, but it's always interesting to compare what different people have in their toolkits. Here's what I have installed so far on the desktop machine I'll be using to do Software Carpentry course develpoment:

What's missing (so far) are the science-specific tools that I'll be adding as needed for particular topics—I'll blog about those as I install them. What's interesting is how many of these tools are free (as in beer) and open (as in modifiable): I'll be blogging soon about the distinction, and why I think both are important to science, as well.

CYGWIN=binmode ntsec tty

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This post originally appeared in the Software Carpentry blog.