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View Poll Results: Editor of the Year
vi/vim 588 37.96%
emacs/xemacs 134 8.65%
jEdit 28 1.81%
nano 150 9.68%
pico 49 3.16%
Kate 348 22.47%
gedit 122 7.88%
Nedit 32 2.07%
joe 30 1.94%
Scite 19 1.23%
Midnight Commander Editor 49 3.16%
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Old 01-30-2006, 07:28 AM   #16
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I would vote for mousepad, which is fast, light and has everything I need...
Old 01-30-2006, 10:15 AM   #17
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I love the features of jed, but I have chosen gedit for now
Old 01-30-2006, 10:16 AM   #18
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Emacs for me .
Old 01-30-2006, 01:03 PM   #19
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Had to vote vim (kvim/gvim) as I used it HEAVILY this past year. But I think I'll be switching to Kate shortly. (Just wish I could use Kate in windows too)
Old 01-30-2006, 01:09 PM   #20
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I originally started using Kate because I was looking for something similar to Textpad or Notepad++ under Linux. You might be interested in checking those out...
Old 01-30-2006, 01:20 PM   #21
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: WA
Distribution: Slackware
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Leafpad for GUI, pico for CLI
Old 01-30-2006, 01:25 PM   #22
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Lebanon
Distribution: RHEL 5/CentOS 5/Debian Lenny/(K)Ubuntu Is Dead/Mandriva 10.1
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what about jed........I find it cool and easy to use.
Old 01-30-2006, 01:27 PM   #23
Registered: May 2005
Location: Greece
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Nedit for gui and nano for console.
Old 01-30-2006, 01:44 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by MagicMan
Leafpad for GUI...
Leafpad is a great little gui text editor. But, I voted for vi.
Old 01-30-2006, 01:51 PM   #25
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Nano, what else?
Old 01-30-2006, 02:42 PM   #26
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Kate is great.
Old 01-30-2006, 02:50 PM   #27
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Nano (with vi/vim as a sub) in the console - overall "editing technology" and improvement throughout the year, Kate.
Old 01-30-2006, 02:55 PM   #28
Registered: Feb 2004
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Vim. I use it for editing, LaTeX, XHTML, CSS... the works.
Old 01-30-2006, 02:57 PM   #29
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I should have stuck with emacs :}

These days I find myself incapable of driving emacs or vim
because I use the others way of doing stuff in each

I really came to like some of vims features, but still prefer
emacs for coding (because there's nothing that comes anywhere
NEAR to ELSE for vi).

Old 01-30-2006, 04:04 PM   #30
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Puerto Rico
Distribution: Arch Linux
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Nano simple and user friendly.


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