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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2009. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends on February 9th.

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View Poll Results: Text Editor of the Year
vim 259 35.33%
vi 53 7.23%
emacs 57 7.78%
Kate 76 10.37%
leafpad 10 1.36%
jEdit 10 1.36%
nano 67 9.14%
gedit 116 15.83%
pico 7 0.95%
Nedit 2 0.27%
joe 7 0.95%
Scite 12 1.64%
Midnight Commander Editor 6 0.82%
KWrite 35 4.77%
Mousepad 10 1.36%
Scribes 1 0.14%
medit 5 0.68%
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Old 01-20-2010, 10:25 AM   #46
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geany is in the IDE/Web Development Editor of the Year category.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...e-year-780665/

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Old 01-20-2010, 12:06 PM   #47
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Currently I use Kate but I find that vim has a lot of useful little tricks that I like at the press of a key (like o to open a new line). But I still can't get past the switch-modes-to-correct-typo thing. And it would probably be worthwhile to remap the Caps Lock key to ESC.
 
Old 01-20-2010, 01:28 PM   #48
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vim gets my vote here. I don't think i've ever used real vi so I'm not sure of the differences.
 
Old 01-20-2010, 04:40 PM   #49
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Vi/Vim on the console, and Nedit for a gui.
 
Old 01-20-2010, 04:50 PM   #50
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Vi/Vim on the console, and Nedit for a gui.
My preference is vim in terminals and gvim for gui.
 
Old 01-20-2010, 11:47 PM   #51
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gedit: simply perfect
 
Old 01-21-2010, 12:54 AM   #52
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I always use emacs,since two years ago!
 
Old 01-21-2010, 01:40 AM   #53
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gedit for me
 
Old 01-21-2010, 10:24 AM   #54
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Missing choice

What no geany?
 
Old 01-21-2010, 11:49 AM   #55
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vim everywhere (unix, linux, windows native, windows cygwin)
 
Old 01-21-2010, 04:06 PM   #56
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nano
 
Old 01-22-2010, 04:43 PM   #57
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I voted Emacs, but I actually prefer jed. However, I mainly like jed because of its semblance to Emacs (keyboard shortcuts, etc.).
 
Old 01-22-2010, 10:49 PM   #58
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nano nano...
 
Old 01-23-2010, 12:55 AM   #59
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vim for console and gedit for GUI
 
Old 01-25-2010, 01:29 PM   #60
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I am in the process of learning vim, and I think I like it (still kinda hard to get used to switching modes and not using the arrow keys, though, but I'm getting used to it). So I think I vote for vim.

The only problem with gvim is that I can't copy/paste or drag n' drop text in and out of other apps with my mouse. Haven't thought of it before but maybe using vim in a terminal emulator (instead of gvim) would fix this.

For a general-purpose quick text editor I use kwrite.
 
  


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