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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 01-01-2005, 11:36 PM   #31
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I use nano in console and gedit under X. More often, though, I use X, so gedit it is.
Old 01-02-2005, 01:10 AM   #32
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Old 01-02-2005, 02:42 AM   #33
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Leafpad. But since its not on the list, I voted for pico (most newb friendly, IMHO).

Old 01-02-2005, 05:25 AM   #34
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Small, fast, nice...

I use nano on the console, it's great for editing config files.

Last edited by carstenbjensen; 01-02-2005 at 05:26 AM.
Old 01-02-2005, 06:58 AM   #35
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Old 01-02-2005, 09:11 AM   #36
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I'm a dedicated Emacs user, but if there wasn't an Emacs, I would use Vi(m).
Old 01-02-2005, 10:45 AM   #37
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vi/vim is all I need and all I use.
Old 01-02-2005, 11:04 AM   #38
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hrm.. i thot vi was the only one

ok.. the only one i use....
Old 01-02-2005, 12:35 PM   #39
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Wot no setedit (

A little difficult to vote for the best when it is not on the list!
Old 01-02-2005, 01:06 PM   #40
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I voted for vi (vim et al) because it is always there. I personaly like an editor called Epsilon by Lugaru ( because it is available for Linux and Window$ (which I still have to use for some of my clients). It is an emacs type of editor and I have used it since the early '80s (there was a version for CPM for 8080 and Z80's). I use emacs and xemacs but have always found it a little intimidating.
I think that "favorite" editor has a lot to do with how one was "potty trained".
Old 01-02-2005, 04:54 PM   #41
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Old 01-02-2005, 05:05 PM   #42
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vi(m) forever!
Old 01-02-2005, 07:45 PM   #43
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Vi(m) drives me mad, Pico and Nano forever!
But as AntEater mentioned emacs is like imagination,
it can do anything .
Old 01-03-2005, 07:01 AM   #44
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Old 01-03-2005, 11:47 AM   #45
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jEdit is where it's at :-)


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