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View Poll Results: Editor of the Year
vi/vim 443 36.37%
emacs 145 11.90%
jEdit 39 3.20%
nano 78 6.40%
pico 47 3.86%
Kate 210 17.24%
gedit 111 9.11%
Nedit 28 2.30%
joe 32 2.63%
KWrite 85 6.98%
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Old 12-31-2004, 12:46 PM   #16
Registered: Dec 2004
Distribution: Knoppix 3.6
Posts: 135

Rep: Reputation: 15

Personally I prefer KWrite (not in the list). It's got syntax highlighting and a load of other features I'll never use.

I edit source codes, javascripts, PHP and HTML so it's very usefull.
Old 12-31-2004, 01:23 PM   #17
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: California
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 172

Rep: Reputation: 31
Thumbs up

emacs who? Vi/Vim is the ONLY editor. Nuff said. Next category...
Old 12-31-2004, 05:19 PM   #18
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: ~
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 145

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Jedit for me.

A bit slow but very configurable and has allot of options.
Runs on any platform so i can also use it on my Window$ box at work.
Old 12-31-2004, 09:30 PM   #19
Brane Ded
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: over there
Distribution: Debian Testing
Posts: 191

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I use Emacs for editing code, but for everything else I use Pico. No need to get fancy just to change a config.
Old 12-31-2004, 09:51 PM   #20
Senior Member
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: Herzliyya, Israel
Distribution: SuSE 10.1; Testing Distros
Posts: 1,834

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MC really does miracles in Linux. Anything. Starting from browsing and editing inside your box and finishing outside the box (I mean network by outside)
Old 12-31-2004, 10:23 PM   #21
Registered: Apr 2004
Distribution: Slackware 10, Open BSD 3.6, Mac OS 10.3.7, Splack 10 beta
Posts: 393

Rep: Reputation: 30
Emacs for coding nano for everything else.
Old 01-01-2005, 10:57 AM   #22
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Registered: Nov 2004
Location: Triest (in the north-east of Italy, near Venice)
Distribution: ProMEPIS-2005.b02
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Vi is the best...
it a bit hard at start but it is really the best.
Old 01-01-2005, 02:30 PM   #23
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Germany
Distribution: Xubuntu, Ubuntu
Posts: 416
Blog Entries: 14

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None of the above. I use the editor in mc, and if necessary to have an editor in X, I use Adie Editor. I just can't (and don't want to) get my head around the alien concepts underlying vim and the others. They're clearly from a time before usability guidelines.

Old 01-01-2005, 05:34 PM   #24
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nedit is great for those moving from windows to Linux
so it got my vote.
It's also decent for coding.

For config files and other misc stuff, I use vim.
It seems to have the cool features of just plain vi but
seems to also have no trouble with arrow keys in both
insert and command mode. Honestly, why would anyone
NOT want to use the arrows?. Yeah, some keyboards from
the late 60s might not have the arrows but I'll wait till I'm
forced to use said keyboards before I use HJKL to navigate.

Anyways, vim will get more than a fair share of votes
so I'm still going with nedit.
Old 01-01-2005, 06:52 PM   #25
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: Slovenia
Distribution: Mandriva Linux
Posts: 61

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Old 01-01-2005, 07:01 PM   #26
Registered: Jan 2003
Location: Halesowen, West Midlands, UK
Distribution: SuSE 10.0/Mandriva 2006/gentoo
Posts: 86

Rep: Reputation: 15
Editor of the Year

One that I've used for years for any serious work...... cooledit!
Old 01-01-2005, 07:28 PM   #27
LQ Newbie
Registered: Aug 2004
Posts: 5

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Vi(m) gets my vote!
Old 01-01-2005, 07:46 PM   #28
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jan 2003
Location: Vermont
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 29

Rep: Reputation: 15

Emacs, of course.

BTW, GNU/Emacs is also the right answer for nearly all the other poll options as well:

Editor of the Year - Emacs of course!!
Web Development Editor of the Year - Emacs! (M-x html-mode)
Open Source Game of the Year - Emacs! (M-x tetris, M-x snake, M-x dunnet, M-x pong, M-x solitaire)
Commercial Game of the Year - Emacs, on Solaris (M-x snake)
Office Suite of the Year - Emacs!! (it does everything)
Mail Client of the Year - Emacs!! (M-x rmail or M-x mh-rmail)
Window Manager of the Year - Emacs!!
Graphics App of the Year - Emacs!! (M-x picture-mode)
Desktop Environment of the Year - Emacs!! (it IS my desktop environment)
Word Processor of the Year - Emacs!!
Messaging App of the Year - Emacs!! (M-x tnt)
File Manager of the Year - Emacs!! (M-x dired)
Browser of the Year - Emacs!! (M-x w3m)
IDE of the Year - Emacs!! (it handles debugging, coding, ediff, cvs... everything!)
Hardening App of the Year - Emacs!! (I use it harden all my systems)
Security App of the Year - Emacs!! (I use it to secure every computer I work on)
Spreadsheet of the Year - Emacs!! (

That only leaves a few categories where Emacs might not fit, such as Distribution of the Year (which should be Slackware, running Emacs).
Old 01-01-2005, 08:34 PM   #29
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Registered: Dec 2004
Location: NZ
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well, i would vote for jext, but it aint up there and if it was I would be the only voting for it anyway. The only other text editor I use is nano, mainly cause it is so easy and i havent been bothered learning vim ( although it sounds pretty kool from what i have heard ), so nano gets my vote here.
Old 01-01-2005, 10:14 PM   #30
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Registered: Oct 2004
Location: Hangzhou.China
Distribution: Suse 9.3 | redhat 9.0 | Solaris 10
Posts: 29

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i start to use vi ,and feel it's so good


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