notepad++ is a good shout actually it's nothing to do with the notepad windows comes with. you should give it a try, it supports multiple languages and it'll highlight syntax errors and things llike that. oh and free too..
Ya I do remember it, but can't remember why I was using it, I don't know why i associated it with a windows notepad, other than in the name, but I will give it a try, thanks.
Off topic Barry, just a quick one, did you get Linux running in the end, over the network? I have not had chance to look if anyone has it working, but knew you was trying it out, so I thought I'd ask you.
actually no I think there's a problem with those kernel modules no matter how many times I tried dropping them they gave a corrupted index error and failed to load. so you get stuck with no networking and usb access so you can't control it. But it could just be a step missed in the guides, I don't have a lot of experience with gentoo or tftpboot.
I got the debian one installed on an external and sd card though without the network. I have a fat 256MB nand one with a card reader so I had to use the 1.3 installer which crashed about 5 times on "scanning lv1" before eventually finishing.. but it does work.