tesspub has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hello Monks, I'm back! I've been away so long I've forgotten my monk-y name and monk-y password so I'm looking all fresh and new. Anyway...

I am at last having to admit that my dear old Mac G3 with OS9 is past it. I've kept it all this time because I love the smooth integration of Interarchie (FTP client), BBEDit (text editor) and MacPerl. What can you recommend to replace this in 2014 technology? I am open to all OS suggestions but will probably go for a Windows 7 machine with a Linux partition (of some flavour).

Thank you ever so 'umbly.

PS if I work out who I used to be, I'll let you know :)