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Jan 31, 2005, 12:15 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Richard Salsbury)

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"While it's easy to sing the praises of big applications like or the GIMP (and rightly so), the heavyweights of the open source world cast a long shadow over a host of much smaller, lesser-known apps that may do just what you need. One of the original philosophies behind Unix was that a program should do one thing and do it well. Here are a few programs that embody that philosophy.

"The e3 console text editor takes minimalism to the max--the binary is a minuscule 13KB in size! So why use this instead of [insert the name of your favorite editor here]...?

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