I probably throw the curve off on this one. As a sysadmin perl addict, I usually have open sessions on perhaps a quarter of the systems I administer, which always puts it over 7.
I must admit, I love windows. I perfer to code with two or more terminals - one with my source open in vi, one actually running things. And perhaps a third with a data file I'm working with or other reference material.
When i was a sysadmin, I would have 30+ windows open at any one time.
Right now, I have 12 windows open. My minimum is at least 7:
2 wondows to 2 different pines for work/home email.
3 windows tailing access_logs for the 3 domains i host that actually matter.
1 tailing /var/log/maillog on my mail server
1 tailing /var/log/messages on my shell server
There used to be several more opened by habit, but then i got cvs-mode over ssh working correctly in Xemacs, so those are gone now...
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I misread that. I have terminals open only on 3 machines,
but I voted 4-5 since I have 5 XTerminals open on my
machine. So I'm voting twice; please be aware that this
poll will not measure up to the high level of statistical
integrity we've become accustomed to here on Perl Monks.
Maybe I should stop making fun of the folks down in
Do you have ANY idea how ashamed I am to call myself a Floridian at the moment (even if I thankfully don't live in Palm Beach and am not elegable to vote)?? They took the exact same layout from those ballots, and changed the names to those of cartoon characters. Then they had 75 SECOND GRADERS pick thier favorite character. ALL of them got it right. Right now, even I don't resist making fun of those idiots who can't figure out what an arrow means.
I always find that I have a nasty habit of opening up a term
window to do something, let it do it's thing, and forget
about it. I guess it comes with having a shortcut key for
xterm and far too many virtual desktops...