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View Poll Results: Text Editor of the Year
vim 255 35.97%
vi 54 7.62%
Emacs 63 8.89%
Kate 64 9.03%
gedit 119 16.78%
nano 55 7.76%
jEdit 6 0.85%
leafpad 9 1.27%
pico 8 1.13%
Nedit 4 0.56%
joe 3 0.42%
Scite 6 0.85%
Midnight Commander Editor 10 1.41%
KWrite 24 3.39%
Mousepad 11 1.55%
Scribes 3 0.42%
medit 1 0.14%
RedCar 0 0%
Geany 14 1.97%
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Old 01-12-2011, 04:40 PM   #1
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Text Editor of the Year


Always an interesting poll.

--jeremy
 
Old 01-13-2011, 10:09 AM   #2
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For the second year in a row - Emacs
 
Old 01-13-2011, 10:11 AM   #3
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kwrite, syntax hilighting and saves directly to FTP servers
 
Old 01-13-2011, 10:35 AM   #4
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Mousepad, because it's fast and simple. I use emacs myself, but mousepad is so straight for end users...
 
Old 01-13-2011, 02:33 PM   #5
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I wish I had been able to pull the lever for Geany in this category. Even though I switched from GNOME to KDE this past year Geany is still my number one app for basic text editing. It's so much easier to use than Kate that I find myself editing text in Geany nine times out of ten.
 
Old 01-13-2011, 04:34 PM   #6
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As Mark from Ark would say...nano nano! For gui base, Gedit.
 
Old 01-13-2011, 07:21 PM   #7
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Never found anything that beat gedit. I use geany from time to time as well.
 
Old 01-13-2011, 09:43 PM   #8
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vi/vim... not interested in any other editors.
 
Old 01-13-2011, 10:30 PM   #9
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nano for CLI, Mousepad for GUI (mostly because that's what Xfce comes with ).
 
Old 01-14-2011, 12:08 AM   #10
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As always, vim.
 
Old 01-14-2011, 12:27 AM   #11
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Nano for clieditor and Mousepad for gui editor
 
Old 01-14-2011, 07:23 AM   #12
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Can we get Geany put on the list?
 
Old 01-14-2011, 08:35 AM   #13
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I'm voting for little nano this year.
 
Old 01-14-2011, 08:39 AM   #14
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A vote for vi too. Can't teach an old dog new tricks
 
Old 01-14-2011, 09:12 AM   #15
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Can we get Geany put on the list?
Geany is in the IDE category.

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