A text editor that is easy to use for beginners. Want to read those FORTRAN, Python and Perl files?
VIM You may not know it yet, but this should be your program editor. VIM is a modal editor, which is a bit confusing at first, but once you get the hang of it, you will be a much better programmer. Installing VIM
Perl is a programming language that can blend your Fortran files and windows or linux operating system together.