What I Use

Everybody has their own preferences, here are mine… at the moment.

Platform Task Tool Description
Linux OS Fedora 15 Gnome 3 desktop
Linux Coding gEdit
Linux Coding Scite Unfortunately, no remote editing capability as of yet
Win7 Coding Notepad++ Great syntax highlighting, fantastic in combination with WinSCP
Win7 FTP/SCP WinSCP Great sFTP/SCP client, integrates with Putty for ssh access and Notepad++ for editing
Any Python IDE – ish DreamPie Fun for playing around
Linux IM Client Empathy
Win7 IM Client Pidgin