rush: the ruby shell


rush is a replacement for the unix shell (bash, zsh, etc) which uses pure Ruby syntax. Grep through files, find and kill processes, copy files - everything you do in the shell, now in Ruby.

Install rush

If you're running windows and have Ruby installed, go to Start->Ruby-{version}->RubyGems->RubyGems Package manager and type in "gem install rush" at the cmd prompt.

Lotus revived? On Linux? To compete with Microsoft?

IBM targets Microsoft with desktop Linux initiative

This really made me do a double-take:

IBM announced a new partnership with Red Hat, Novell, and Canonical to offer "Microsoft-free" personal computers with IBM's Lotus Notes and Lotus Symphony software.

Lotus... as in Lotus 1-2-3 vs. Quattro Pro... partnering with Canonical... as in Ubuntu Canonical. The mind reels. Over and over and over...