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Speaking about Linux, In my daily basis I’ve been blessed to work with Window$ at full time. Sometimes I have to retrieve and edit information from several text files and logs in order to troubleshoot problems that occurr. Not having a single Linux box in our network (except the proxy), I was in need to find utilities like tail, grep and other gnu/linux utils that worked in win32. I could install Cygwin, but I rather have something native instead of an emulated environment, so I installed UnxUtils – native Win32 ports of the GNU utilities I was looking for. It works like a charm!
Other app that I call essential is UltraEdit 32. Although it’s paid software, UltraEdit has great feautures.
Skipping to another topic: Reading.
I would like to share with you two excelent pieces of tech literature. One is a free book on Asterisk provided by OReilly , the other is a tutorial on Subnets.
[tags]Linux, Windows, GNU, grep, tail, Cygnwin, UltraEdit32, Asterisk, Subnet[/tags]