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Python Editors

I discovered a new editor: Editra. It looks as if it has some nice potential. It’s written in Python, but it’s not just a Python editor. It’s currently alpha, but seems to work well in the brief time I tried it out.

Others I have used are, Wing IDE, which is likely the best for Python programming and SPE IDE.




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Ubuntu on Dell Inspiron E1505 (On Feisty)

I updated the install howto for Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty). This release of Ubuntu should be the recommended install on the E1505. I’ve had no issues at all so far.

LinuxSmith Linux Compatibility Rating:Good




Ubuntu on Dell Inspiron E1505 (On Edgy)

I updated the install howto for Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy). After the upgrade I experienced issues the “CPU soft lock” on boot, which prevented booting about 60% of the time. This is resolved by disabling the Intel Dual Core feature in the BIOS. Not sure how much the extra core helped my performance anyway. Otherwise, Edgy appears to work better on this laptop than Dapper did. On Dapper I found that the sound device failed about 25% of the time on boot and left me without sound; Edgy does not have this issue. The USplash issue is also resolved with Edgy. If you have the Intel Dual Core version of this laptop, disable it until the next release and it will work just fine.

LinuxSmith Linux Compatibility Rating:Good