Writing my first python script

Well after reading the python documentation for a few days I decided it was time for me to write my first real script. Now I’ve written a few scripts before in the python interpreter, but I wanted to try my hand at creating some stand-alone executable file.

Now I didn’t want to go too crazy with my first script so I thought I would start off with the simplest program that everyone knows, the Hello World program. For this example I’m going to use the gedit since I already have it installed and it comes with built-in python syntax highlighting, but any standard or fancy text editor could be used in its place.
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What am I working on?

Well first things first I guess lets talk about what sort of computer(s) I will be using to learn python. I will be using two different computers for the most part, with the chance of their being a third in their at some point.

Both computers are running Linux, one running ubuntu and the other (my Xbox) running Xebian. One thing you’ll notice is that both distributions that I use are Debian based, this is simply because I’m a big fan of apt-get as a package management solution.

Neither of they computers are all that new or all that quick, but I think that they’ll get the job done.
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